For a long time now, Facebook has been making efforts to cope up for the mistakes that the company made in the recent past and as part of its efforts to train 3,00,000 people in India on digital literacy, it has launched Digital Literacy Library.
This is a collection of lessons in six local languages – Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. This announcement was made at Facebook’s South Asia Safety Summit.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development together with Facebook summoned a group of leaders in safety and technology and was joined by around 70 organizations from over five countries that include India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
“The launch of the Digital Literacy Library, the child safety hackathon and several offline training programs we run in partnership with local experts, reaffirm our seriousness in combating online abuse. We expect to train 3,00,000 people by end of 2018, and we will multiply these efforts in times to come.” said Antigone Davis, Global head for Safety, Facebook.
The online India accounts for around 200 million young people and this library will be a resource for educators looking to address digital literacy and help young people build the skills needed for safely enjoying digital technology.