Awareness against Blue Whale madness: ICSE Association to hold workshop in schools

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A workshop will be organised by the Association of ICSE schools in West Bengal. This is being done in order to spread awareness among students about the misuse of social media.

A workshop will be organised by the Association of ICSE schools in West Bengal for all its member schools in the city. This is being done in order to spread awareness among students about the misuse of social media and the risk of ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ and similar online games. The association was planning to involve over 250 schools spread across West Bengal.

Association Secretary Nabarun De told PTI, “We will be holding the workshop by September 2017 where two student leaders from class 9 and 10 and one teacher from each school will be participating and speak on the ‘abuse and misuse of social media’ and online games like ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ ”.

Addiction to social media

The students, chosen as leaders in their respective classes, will be apprised by cyber experts and resource persons about the dangers inherent in addiction to the social media, how it affects their studies, personal lives and how online games like ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ can be fatal, De explained.

“They will then communicate the message to their classmates in a more cogent manner. We will be inviting all schools affiliated to our association including those in the Hills. We are sure of the participation from schools located in the plains,” he said.

The move comes following a workshop at Central Modern School where De is the Principal.

Smart phone addiction

“We have already conducted this exercise in my institution where the students showed a lot of interest as resource persons interacted with them and their teachers,” he said. The workshop would also aim at sensitising students about too much addiction to smart phones loaded with various applications which may distract them from other curriculur and extra-curriculur activities, he added.

[ Source : intoday ]