With the ever-increasing time spent online, people are more prone to cyber-crimes. Given this situation The Hindu College Counselling Centre (HCCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE), organised a webinar on the topic “Mental Health: Cyber Awareness for Self-Care.”
The Hindu College Counselling Centre (HCCC) of Hindu College, University of Delhi under the banner of Manodarpan, initiative of Ministry of Education (MoE) to provide psychological support to students for their mental health and well-being, organised a webinar on October 10, 2021 (World Mental Health Day), on the topic Mental Health: Cyber Awareness for Self-Care.
The webinar hosted Dr. Anju Srivastava, Principal of Hindu College, as the Chief Guest, Dr. Reena Jain, Vice-Principal of Hindu College, as the Special Guest and Dr. Venika Krishna, College Counsellor, Hindu College as the moderator. The speakers for the event were, Dr. VJ Chandran, IPS Officer, Inspector General of Police, Prof. Indu Kumar, National Coordinator for DIKSHA, CIET & NCERT and Dr. Raghavendra Kumar K. who is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Aster Group of Hospitals.
This topic was carefully chosen as with the advent of the C0VID-19 pandemic, people especially students have grown close to technology and internet in unsaid and unbridled ways. This webinar attempted to address the multiple malpractices that occur over the Internet and ways to combat the same through registering complaints, etc., self-care tips while using the social media platforms.
Dr. VJ Chandran informed the audience about the tools provided by the Government of India to address cyber-crime. To register any complaints, www.cybercrime.gov.in and the helpline for the same is 155260.
We make LinkedIn profiles for job opportunities. However, this might reveal a lot of personal information about the user to the entire platform. It’s a whole spiral of your personal information going rounds.Dr. VJ Chandran
Prof. Indu Kumar described how bullying, trolling and rumours are the most common misuses of the Internet and there is a need to keep a check on the constant chatting, gaming, etc. as they are the symptoms of cyber addiction. Dr. Raghavendra Kumar K. said that all body organs are affected by too much screen-time and it is of utmost importance for the youngsters to control screen time by habits like using remainder cards, setting goals and developing a positive lifestyle.
HCCC collaborated with National Cadet Corps (NCC) and North-East Cell (NEC) to organise a competition, “Speak Your Mind” where participants from across the country submitted their creative pieces on the theme. Along with this, further in the event, the second edition of HCCC’s annual magazine, “Manodrishti- A Vision of Mind” was also released by the Chief Guest, Dr. Anju Srivastava.
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