#SocialSurfing Redresses Social Media Grievances

#SocialSurfing Redresses Social Media Grievances

Social Surfing
In association with Facebook since the year 2015, Centre for Social Research (CSR) launched ‘#SocialSurfing’. It is an initiative that has on board eight CSR team members, who go to colleges across India to talk about online safety, abuse, trolling, the art of counter speech, and using social media for social change. #SocialSurfing 3.0 rolled out this year has covered 159 colleges and approximately 8,000 students so far. The total target of #SocialSurfing 3.0 is 300 colleges and at least 15,000 more students. #SocialSurfing (2015) and #SocialSurfing 2.0 (2016) covered 105 colleges in over 21 states, 42 cities and reached out to more than 10,000 students. The structure of the #SocialSurfing workshop is designed to fit within one hour. With the help of videos, music, games and activities; the trainers…
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Dealing with Cyber-Bullying

Dealing with Cyber-Bullying

Social Surfing
Usually, cyber-bullies are children, pre-teens and early teenagers. Recently, Dr. Sameer Hinduja tweeted that resilience is the way to deal with and mitigate cyber-bullying. Our research on resilience agrees!!! #character2017 https://t.co/faU4YQrqBI https://t.co/NRPs2HuGkt — Sameer Hinduja (@hinduja) October 21, 2017 Dr. Hinduja is a “professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyber-Bullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyber-bullying and safe social media use, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people.” Cyber-bullying is the online manifestation of real life instances of the same. The rule that popular children and those who are physically powerful indulge in bullying does not necessarily apply in the realm of the same…
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Shillong Times – Day 1

Shillong Times – Day 1

Social Surfing
Our crazy crew is in Shillong, Meghalaya and it really is the Scotland of the East! Braving torrential rain and landslides, the Social Surfing team conducted 3 workshops in Martin Luther Christian University in the Departments of Fine Arts, Management Sciences, and Computer Sciences. Never having attended a workshop like this before, they were shy at first but it didn’t take long to get them up on their feet and dancing! The sessions were most interactive and the trainers had as much fun as the students did. The students loved the format of the workshop with the part regarding safety mechanisms and how to stay safe online causing many curious students to reach out to the trainers post the workshop with queries. And that’s our favourite part! The first day…
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Masterclass On Online Safety and Social Media for Social Change

Masterclass On Online Safety and Social Media for Social Change

Social Surfing
College - National Institute of Technology, Rourkela City/State - Rourkela, Orissa No of Students - 51 Positive vibes all around NIT, Rourkela is ranked 12 in the list of Indian Engineering Universities. Its foundation stone was laid by the first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It was granted autonomy in 2002 and now functions independently under the Ministry of Human Resources Development thus becoming one of the National Institutes of Technology. Social Fencing - one of the most popular activities in our workshops The drive to Rourkela was stunning. We drove from Balasore and went through about 3 national forests and the landscape was lush green. We arrived at the university and the workshop started at 4 in the evening. The students were of sociology, b-tech and chemistry.…
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Social Media & Online Safety Workshop at Fakir Mohan University

Social Media & Online Safety Workshop at Fakir Mohan University

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College - A mix of the different departments at Fakir Mohan University City/State - Balasore, Orissa No of students - 100 When we arrived at Fakir Mohan University Balasore/Baleshwar is around 194 Km's from the capital of Bhubaneshwar and the drive was absolutely beautiful. Not all that different from Vietnam or Laos, social media could play a great role in promoting tourism for this part of the country. Interesting fact- 18 km's south of Balasore is the Indian Ballistic Missile Defence Program's integrated test range. Many well known missiles such as Nag, Brahmos and Agni Missile etc have been developed here by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. One of our most popular activities - Social Fencing We arrived at the university and a heavy bout of monsoon arrived with…
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