NCERT and NCPCR Launch e-Raksha Competition to Control Fake News and Boost Online Safety
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has launched a competition called eRaksha 2020 in collaboration with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and the Cyber Peace Foundation.
NCERT has organized the competition with a view to tackling fake news, misinformation, online safety, and digital citizenship. The competition has been divided into different categories like art, tech innovation, and visual media.
The competition is being endorsed by brands such as Whatsapp and Google. It also has the support of Twitter, Instagram, and so on. Students from school and college, as well as teachers, parents, and guardians, can take part in the competition.
ERaksha 2020 will comprise four competitions:
Artcade: The participants will have to make a drawing, comic, meme, or sticker on the theme of Digital Citizenship and Online Safety.
Word Hack: In this, participants can submit essays, blogs, stories, articles, and research papers about Digital Citizenship and Online Safety.
Tech Avishkar: This calls for the use of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and so on to create innovative programmes and solutions.
Screen masters: Here, engaging short films or videos need to be made to build awareness about Digital Citizenship and Online Safety. Participants can choose drama, song, documentary, or interview for this format.
Interested participants can find more information as well as application forms on the official website for eRaksha.
Additionally, the first CyberPeace Honors will be announced. The award will be given to individuals and organizations who have worked relentlessly on online safety and cybersecurity.
The first edition of the competition had received over 15,000 entries last year from India, Russia, and the UAE.