89% of Indians feel schools should teach children about online safety, says a survey

Because of the move to virtual classrooms for over a year, kids began to spend more time online, putting themselves in greater danger. 89% of Indians say schools should teach children about cyber safety, according to McAfee Corp.

60% of respondents say that digital health and protection should have its own independent curriculum throughout elementary school, while 27% believe that it should be included in technological topics such as computer science and information technologies, respectively.

Eighty-one percent of Indians say that since last year, at least one person of their family has begun online education, whether it be full-time or part-time. They’re ages 18-24 in 34% of homes, followed by 13-18 in 29% of homes, 5-12 in 24% of homes with learners, 25-35 in 21% of homes with learners, 35+ in 15% of homes, and under 5 in 9% of homes with learners!

Given that a large young audience has adapted to virtual learning, there’s a greater need to ensure their online safety and it’s encouraging to know that 36 percent of the respondents who avail of distant learning, purchased new security/protection technology in India.

It’s good to hear that 36% of respondents who engage in distance education acquired new security/protection technologies in India since a big number of young people have acclimated to virtual learning and there is a growing need to safeguard their online safety. Parents are concerned about unlawful content (55%), revealing personal information (53%), exposure to frauds (53%), cyberbullying (52%), and disinformation (52%). (49 percent). Consequently, it’s vital to retain control over how their sensitive data is maintained and disseminated both inside and outside of the virtual classroom environment

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