“Be Safe in Cyberspace” is more than just a program or a book, it is an endeavour to create mass awareness and offer ways to avoid the dangers, both seen and unseen, faced by children, teenagers and young adults, when they are online. This is being achieved through a series of interactive, educational workshops for students, parents and teachers and book reading sessions for children, empowering ‘netizens’ to safely tap the immense potential of the Internet. Our aim is to not only provide age appropriate resources to help teach Internet users how to be safe in cyberspace, but also encourage them to be responsible digital citizens.
In today’s digital world, Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship are matters of prime concern, especially for educationists and parents. Pooja Malhotra, the brain behind “Be Safe in Cyberspace” movement, along with her team members, has been actively partnering with various institutions in this endeavour of ensuring that our young ‘netizens’ stay ‘real’ safe in the ‘virtual world’!
About Pooja Malhotra
A cyber safety counselor by profession and a writer by choice, Pooja Malhotra, has been actively using the power of her words, spoken and written, to encourage young netizens to ‘be safe in cyberspace’. She spends much of her time conducting interactive sessions and workshops on Cyber Safety and responsible digital citizenship for students, parents and teachers. She has an incredible knack of making the right connect with her young audience, without sounding like a nagging adult, lecturing them about the do’s and don’ts and dangers of the digital world.
Her workshops on Internet Safety are as popular as her articles, which have been published in leading national newspapers and various online publications.
Pooja Malhotra, Member, Advisory Board, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, has been effectively educating digital citizens and creating awareness about their rights and responsibilities in the cyber world. Being an educator and mother of two, her insights in this niche field stem from her professional interactions and personal experiences with tweens, teens and adults.
After years of reiterating these guidelines, she decided to consolidate everything into a small, easy to follow guidebook and reach out to as many children as possible.