Facebook has launched the Digital Literacy Library on Monday to give digital training to three lakh Indians, with content collection in Bangla, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages.
This announcement was made at Facebook’s South Asia Security Conference, in which Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi also participated. This conference was attended by 70 organizations from five countries, including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. In this conference, experts discussed topics related to security and technology, so that people can be kept safe online.
Apart from this, Facebook has also organized Child Protection Hackathon in IIT Delhi, in partnership with IIT Delhi’s Cyber Peace Foundation and Department of Management Studies.
Facebook’s Global Head (Security) Antigone Davis said, “We run digital literacy libraries, child safety Hackathons and many offline training programs, together with local partners, reflects our seriousness to combat abuse online.”
He said, “We are expecting three lakh people to be trained by the end of 2018 and will continue their efforts in the coming time.”