Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library in 6 Indian languages


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In a bid to train 3 lakh Indians in digital safety, Facebook on Monday reported the dispatch of the Digital Literacy Library – an accumulation of exercises in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

The declaration 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 associations from five nations, including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, the occasion included exchanges among specialists on an extensive variety of themes, from wellbeing and innovation to guard the most helpless individuals when they go on the web. Facebook likewise sorted out a youngster wellbeing hackathon at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in organization with Cyber Peace Foundation and Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi.

With an attention on creating answers for help battle youngster sex trafficking, all models created at the hackathon are being given to NGO accomplices to help them in their work of ensuring kids.

“The dispatch of the Digital Literacy Library, the tyke wellbeing hackathon and a few disconnected preparing programs we keep running in association with neighborhood specialists, reaffirm our earnestness in battling on the web misuse,” said Antigone Davis, Global set out toward Safety, Facebook.

“We hope to prepare 3,00,000 individuals by end of 2018, and we will increase these endeavors in times to come,” he included.

Facebook reports youngster exploitative material and infringement to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). NCMEC, who was additionally present at the summit, works with nearby law authorization specialists comprehensively to encourage exploited people.

“The trainings are focused on fundamentally towards ladies and youth and are being done as a team with associations, for example, Cyber Peace Foundation, Learning Links Foundation, Internet and Mobile Association of India, Gaon Connection, and Center for Social Research, to give some examples,” educated Davis.

With in excess of 200 million youngsters online in India, the advanced library will enable them to manufacture the abilities required for securely getting a charge out of computerized innovation, said Facebook.


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