In news- Google launched its global ‘Be Internet Awesome’ programme for children in India in partnership with Indian comic book publisher Amar Chitra Katha.
- The ‘Be Internet Awesome’ campaign includes an interactive experience called ‘Interland‘, where children can participate in a series of fun and challenging games and learn how to safeguard valuable information, and spot what’s real and what’s fake when online.
- This gamified curriculum will also find place in Amar Chitra Katha’s popular series across eight Indian languages.
- Google has increased its resources dedicated to India’s Trust Safety teams and user trust experts that support over 10 vernacular Indian languages, enabling its central teams to benefit from the local nuance and inputs.
- This will help Google India continue its work around misinformation, fraud, threats to child safety, violent extremism, phishing attacks, and malware.
- It has launched an enhanced Google Safety Centre as part of its efforts to step up safety of users on the internet.
- The launch of the newly expanded safety centre in Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, and Gujarati by the year-end, will serve as a single destination that will cover important topics like data security, privacy controls, and online protections.