On 16th and 17th February 2021, the school hosted virtual sessions by Dr. Rakshit Tandon for students, parents, and teachers from MYP Year 1-5. Dr. Tandon is a cyber security consultant to the Internet and Mobile Association of India. Marked as a resource person for Cyber-crime investigations at Bureau of Police Research and Development for training law enforcement officers across the country, he is also the Chairman of India against Child Abuse, a national outreach program by justice Mohan Children University and NCSSS. He played an important role contributing to the child online protection in India report by UNICEF. He has also been a speaker at “Talks at Google” and “TEDx talks” and has been a non-European expert at the European commission on safer internet in 2010.
He has been awarded the honorary doctorate in Cyber Security by honourable Governor of Uttarakhand for two decades of immense contribution in cyber security at Quantum University, Dehradun and may more such prestigious awards.
The topics covered were:
a. Social Media - Safety and Prevention
b. Cyber Laws and impacts of flouting the laws
c. Mobile Protection
d. Gaming Addictions
e. Cyber Bullying harms and consequences.
The session was extremely informative and insightful. Dr. Tandon further invited questions from the audience which provided great opportunity to every attendee to connect with the expert and gain knowledge about online safety. Dr. Tandon quoted real life scenarios which made the session very relatable along with quick solutions to fixes that can be done to prevent cyber mishaps.
Overall, the session was impactful and an enriching experience.