CBSE issues guidelines on internet usage in schools
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued guidelines in schools to promote safe and effective use of internet and digital technologies. The board has asked its affiliated schools to take measures against any inappropriate activity through IT enabled devices in schools. The awareness on internet safety norms is absolutely necessary to make children free to explore knowledge without feeling intimidated, If children use the internet without safety awareness, they may fall prey to illegal activity or abuse such as cyber bullying, fraud etc.
The board has asked all schools to draft a policy on the safe usage and implementation of electronic devices and also to take strict disciplinary action against those who attempt to disobey the rule. It also asked schools to avoid digital and video images of individual students or teachers on school websites for safety of children.The board also stressed on creating awareness among teachers, other school staff and parents about internet safety norms.
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The board has advised school that carrying electronic communication devices including those that can store/record/play audio-visual content, transmit or receive images or any other gadgets with similar capabilities of data storage/transmission is not permitted in school premises and school buses without prior permission of school authorities.