DMTI launches Cyber Safety Prog. for school kids
Digital Marketing Training Institute (DMTI), a distinguished name in Digital Marketing Education is launching DMTI for Juniors, India’s 1st organized approach to impart netiquettes and cyber safety education to children between 6 & 16 years of age. It’s an initiative that has received tremendous appreciation from parents and educationists.
Rashmi Putcha, Founder & CEO of DMTI said- “The current generation of children spend a lot of time online. Most of this time goes unsupervised. Our research shows that 62% of kids share personal information online, 58% share home addresses on the internet, 39% don’t tell parents about online activities and 12% have been victims of cyber threat. When we discussed this with parents, 30% of parents were worried but didn't know what to do, 59% said schools should take care of it and 11% said it's okay and kids will learn on their own. Cyber safety curriculum remains alarmingly absent from the curriculums of even the best schools in the country. Children do not even realize the risks of being online, let alone being careful and ensuring safety. DMTI for Juniors is an endeavor to take this knowledge and education to the children and hopefully make their virtual world secure. We have a robust plan to collaborate with at least 100 schools to educate 25000+ students in the coming academic year.”
DMTI for Juniors offers ‘Cyber Smart Programs’ that are aimed at providing cyber safety education to the children. The program content has been designed with inputs from child psychologists & academicians to ensure maximum acceptability by the students. The programs range from a one day workshop to a full-fledged course on the topic. Premier schools in Mumbai like Cathedral & John Connon School, Billabong High International School, Jamnabai Narsee, etc. have already expressed their interest in the program. “We are elated with the response from the education fraternity. We are hoping to take this PAN India very soon” – said Rashmi Putcha.
The company doesn’t stop at training children but also conducts workshop for teachers and parents to ensure continuous reinforcement at school and home.