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Digital Wellness Online Challenge reaches out to 10 lakh children

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fast-internetThe Digital Wellness Online Challenge, organised by National e-Governance Division (NeGD) in collaboration with Intel, reached out to about 10 lakh children across the country.

The challenge aimed at enhancing awareness around the pervasive use of digital technology and training students on digital well-being. The online quiz was designed to create a culture of digital wellness amongst children from classes 6 to 12 by promoting awareness on the benefits as-well-as the potential threats of Internet-based interactions and familiarizing students with different types of digital threats, consequences and protective measures.

Out of total 10 lakh children, 9.28 lakh registered and cleared level 1 and 31.9 thousand children cleared level 2. The 144 winners from across 36 states in India will be felicitated by Honorable Minister for Communications and IT in an event to be held in New Delhi later.

Post the completion of the challenge, President and CEO-NeGD, said, “The young generation of today spends a considerable proportion of their time every day on the internet and the number is rapidly increasing. Many of these users lack familiarity to digital threats and possible safety measures. Hence, there was a dire need of introducing a fun and interactive way of making these users acquainted with the challenges.”

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