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CBSE, Facebook to train students and teachers on digital safety
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday introduced a partnership with Facebook to present coaching on digital security, on-line nicely being and coaching on augmented actuality (AR) to students and teachers.The coaching modules are for the secondary college students. The curriculum is now accessible on the CBSE web site.

The curriculum on digital security and on-line well-being cowl elements akin to security, privateness, psychological well being and Instagram’s information for constructing wholesome digital habits, Facebook stated in an announcement.

The module has been designed to information students to turn into accountable digital customers, establish and report threats and harassment in addition to report misinformation.

At least 10,000 students will likely be lined within the coaching to be imparted by the Centre for Social Research (CSR).”I congratulate CBSE and Facebook on its partnership to introduce certified programs in augmented reality for teachers and digital safety and online-wellbeing for students,” stated Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

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Also, as a part of the collaboration, Facebook will help CBSE in its first-ever initiative to introduce AR as a curriculum.

In the primary section, 10,000 teachers will likely be skilled whereas 30,000 students will bear the identical within the second section.

The three-week coaching, to be carried out in batches, will cowl fundamentals of AR and methods to utilise Facebook’s software program, Spark AR Studio so as to create augmented actuality experiences.

The goal is to give the learners a chance and platform to conceptualise, create and model their very own AR experiences.

The hands-on studying expertise of AR will assist in getting ready the students for a profession within the digital economic system.

According to the US tech big, the teachers who efficiently full the coaching within the first section will train 30,000 students within the second section.

“Through our ‘Facebook for Education’ programme in India, we wish to support the educational agencies in the country in enabling lessons on fostering safe online experiences,” stated Ankhi Das, Director, Public Policy, India, South and Central Asia.

“We are excited to partner with CBSE, and hope that this collaboration grows to support more teachers and students in the country,” Das added.