SCSC–Society for Cyberabad Security Council and Cyberabad Police in support with END NOW Foundation embarked on yet another very promising and need of the hour initiative called “DiLseY short form of Digital Literacy to Secure Youth.
This ambitious initiative is launched here in the city today at Cyberabad Police Commissionerate office by Mr. VC Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad.
The objective behind this program according to Mr. VC Sajjanar is to build an Army of Cyber Warriors from among the society in a crusade against Cyber Crimes. World over the traditional crimes are coming down.
On the other side, Cyber Crime and Economic Offences are on the rise. Cyber Crimes have gone up by 250 per cent in the recent past. Ever since the outbreak of the covid, the crimes have doubled.
The best way to counter and arrest these crimes is to educate masses, create awareness, he said. An initiative like this is being introduced in the country for the first time. It is the youth for the youth movement for a secured digital world, he added.
Sajjanar also urged people to share with police whenever they sport or come to new crimes. So that Cyberabad Police will work on them on a proactive approach basis instead of acting after they happen. This will help us to prevent new crimes and also to alert people not to fall prey to such things in future.
Mr. Vijay Kumar, DCP said the people have gone so deep into internet space, they got entangled and are unable to come out of it. Literates to illiterates everybody is victims of cybercrimes. There is a dire need to reach out not only to the urban populace but also the rural people to educate them about the possible crimes they might become victims to. The change must come in the society, he said
The mission of DiLSeY, Krishna Yedula added, is “Awareness on Digital Safety” with the four major pillars of Awareness being Cyber Bullying, Digital Addiction, Online Safety, Online Etiquette. What we look for in volunteers is three Ps—Passion, Perseverance and Patience. It is the war of all of us. We have to fight it out collectively said, Krishna.
Those who are interested in becoming a volunteer of DiLSey may write to SCSC on email ID [email protected] or phone: 9177283831