CURCHOREM: Dr. Harold D’Costa, Cyber expert and President of Cyber Security Corporation raised concerns about the adherence to the legal age limits for children using social media platforms.
While speaking as a resource person at the seminar, titled “Cyber Safe India” organised by Guardian Angel Higher Secondary School, Curchorem, said that there is a legal age limit prescribed for the children to use social media platforms but these rules, regulations, laws are really followed.” asked D’Costa
The aim of the seminar was to educate on Cyber related security issues to the teachers from Sanvordem, Curchorem, Sanguem, Collem and Quepem schools, which was held at Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology hall, Curchorem on Friday.
Sharing the statistics, D’Costa stressed the importance of exercising caution when using digital devices and urged the teachers to sensitize the people to famillarise with security measures and precautions.
He further informed that today India is the largest internet users globally and most of the teenager are below the age of 25 years are using it regularly and cautined against falling victims to cybercrimes as internet is public network and no individual owes it.
Explaining how to identify authentic versus fake messages and images, he strictly urged the women and particularly the children to refrain from using their personal photographs as Display Picture (DP) and sharing sensitive personal information and locations on status in their personal social accounts as it can be misused.
Furthermore, he recommended reading the terms and conditions thoroughly before installing any software in the mobile phones as the implications of allowing information to different social media platforms can affect the security of the user. He also explained about what exactly data is and how digital footprints will never fade.