9 November 2020 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board
The usage of the internet and online classes has shot up dramatically in the past few months. Students and teachers have had to adapt new methods of communicating and carrying out day-to-day operations. In an attempt to make learning more engaging and effective, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has partnered with Facebook to launch curriculums on “digital safety and online well-being” and “augmented reality” for students as well as teachers. Though, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), India’s apex child rights authority, feels that the usage of social media platforms isn’t always safe for children and shouldn’t be encouraged.
CBSE officials are to appear before NCPCR about the same on November 9, 2020.