CyberPeace Foundation and WhatsApp on Tuesday announced the launch of the second phase of its ‘Cyber Ethics and Online Safety Programme’, under which the initiative will reach about 10,000 students.
He noted that the privacy and safety of users is of utmost importance to us.
“While WhatsApp has no visibility to the content of messages between a sender and a receiver as it’s a service based on end-to-end encrypted technology, we continue to work closely with industry experts, Government/s academia and with credible associates like CyberPeace Foundation to drive greater awareness and education about keeping users safe, online,” Thukral said.
In the first phase, the programme created awareness about safe online behaviour among students across five Indian states of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. Over a period of six months, 16,201 students (between 13 to 18 years) were sensitised on various aspects of online safety.