Cyber Ambassadors from 1650 Government schools across Telangana are being trained to create awareness on vital topics of cyber safety and security in their communities.

Telangana State Police Women Safety Wing, She Teams, School Education Department of Telangana and NGO Partner Youngistaan Foundation recognized young students from 1650 schools across 33 districts of the State as cyber cops, and will be known as cyber ambassadors as part of one of the biggest investiture ceremony held in the state.

Two students from each school were presented with a special badge and introduced to the entire school as Cyber Ambassadors. Following the ceremony, students took charge to create awareness on mobile security features, digital citizenship, preventive steps to take in case of financial frauds, crimes against women, children and many more concepts of cyber safety & security that they have learnt as part of two training sessions in the 10 month long Cyber Congress initiative. Concluding the ceremony, all the students together took a pledge to be safe on internet and to create cyber spaces safe for the public.

Attending the Investiture Ceremony at Hyderabad Mahboobia Girls High School and addressing about the ceremony that is being held at all 33 districts, Chief Guests Smt. Swati Lakra IPS, Additional Director General of Police, said, “Women Safety Wing Telangana State Police is child friendly police and is working exclusively for the safety of women and children.” She said all students should be aware of ongoing cybercrimes, learn how to prevent these issues and create awareness on the same among other children and their respective communities. She also emphasized on the same message intending it to reach the parents who also took part in the session. Later, she congratulated the two young cyber ambassadors who actively took part in the training session and shared their knowledge with other children.

Speaking at the same ceremony, Smt. Sumathi Badugula, IPS, Deputy Inspector General of Police, said, “I heartily congratulate the cyber ambassadors who are taking charge as young cyber cops without uniform. They will be now shouldering the local she teams officers in advocating the importance of cyber safety and creating awareness on effective solutions to prevent the cybercrimes.”

These 3,300 Cyber Ambassadors including the ones located in remotest part of Telangana are being trained and nurtured with the help of structured learning management system and active convergence of She Teams, Nodal Officers, NGO mentors, Cyber experts, Teachers at the district level. These ambassadors will progress to be part of the Girl Safety Clubs started by Women Safety Wing intend to establish in every educational institution of the state schools and colleges. As part of girl safety clubs, these ambassadors will eventually empower the women part of the self-help groups to counter the vulnerable cybercrimes they face in their respective lives.

Acting as a social catalyst and torch bearers, these young cyber ambassadors will be working as police officers without uniform by sharing the responsibility of the local She Teams officers to safeguard the public. These students will team up with the police to advocate the preventive and precautionary measures on cyber security by providing simple cyber safe solutions to ensure public safety.

The ceremony was hosted marking the completion of four months of Cyber Congress project, a progressive step taken by Women Safety Wing Telangana Police under CybHER initiative- creating a safe cyber space for women and children.


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