Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library in six Indian languages

Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library in six Indian languages

Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library in six Indian languages

In an offer to prepare 3 lakh Indians in advanced well-being, Facebook on Monday announced the launch of the Digital Literacy Library, a collection of lessons in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. The announcement was made at Facebook’s South Asia Safety Summit here within the sight of Union Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi.

Joined by more than 70 organizations from five nations, including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the occasion included discourses among specialists on an extensive variety of subjects, from security and innovation to protect the most vulnerable people safe when they go online.

Facebook likewise sorted out a child security hackathon at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in an organization with Cyber Peace Foundation and Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi. With a focus on creating answers to help combat child sex trafficking, all models created at the hackathon are being given to NGO accomplices to help them in their work of ensuring youngsters.

“The launch of the Digital Literacy Library, the tyke security hackathon and a several offline training programmes we keep running in partnership with local specialists, reaffirm our seriousness in combating online abuse,” said Antigone Davis, Global set out toward Safety, Facebook. “We hope to prepare 3,00,000 individuals by end of 2018, and we will multiply these endeavors in times to come,” he included.

Facebook reports tyke exploitative material and violations to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC, who was likewise present at the summit, works with local law enforcement authorities globally to help victims.

“The training is focused on basically towards women and youth and are being done as a team with organizations such as Cyber Peace Foundation, Learning Links Foundation, Internet and Mobile Association of India, Gaon Connection, and Centre for Social Research, to name a few,” informed Davis.

With in excess of 200 million youngsters online in India, the digital library will enable them to build the aptitudes required for safely enjoying digital technology, said Facebook.


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