Happy Safer Internet Day 2017!

Happy Safer Internet Day 2017!

Social Surfing
Safer Internet Day is organized annually by United Kingdom Safer Internet Centre, and every year sees many organizations and individuals come together to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology, and how we can all create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and others, to come together in helping to create a better internet. At Centre for Social Research, we have been working on the cause of…
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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

Social Surfing
Internet – the online version of the real world. It is the space where our relationships, careers and various aspects of our professional and personal lives, seamlessly integrate with each other. Along with all the advantages of blurring of geographical boundaries, and connecting with people from various corners of the world, it is a sad but true reflection of reality, that many offline crimes such as stalking, harassment and violence, are also manifested in the offline spaces. With this thought, we bring to your notice that Safer Internet Day is approaching, this year on Tuesday, 7 February, with the theme of 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'. Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a significant day in terms of online safety. Originally an initiative of…
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Social Surfing Campaign Rules

Social Surfing Campaign Rules

Social Surfing
Duration: 31 Days (1st Jan - 1st Feb) Prizes: One prize 10 K Entries: #PasswordKyaHai Rules: Eligibility: The Campaign is open to all those who believe in the power of social media and have a knack for networking (read organic network). Agreement to Rules: By participating, the contestants agree to be bound by these rules, and take full authenticity of the eligibility requirements. In addition, they solely agree to accept the decisions made by the #SocialSurfing team as final and binding, pertaining to the content of the Campaign. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online from 1st Jan to 1st Feb (Noon) IST. How to Enter: The Campaign entry can be submitted via a desired hash tag. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to…
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Most Decisions Made After 2 In The Night Are Usually Crazy

Most Decisions Made After 2 In The Night Are Usually Crazy

Social Surfing
"Most decisions made after 2 in the night are usually crazy" (as we know from #HowIMetYourMother). Well, on that day, it was about 2:15 am when my first alarm went off. I generally hate alarms, except for on days when I have to wake up for a cricket match or shoot some hoops or drive far away. In this case, it was the third scenario. As we were heading out to the hills for our first out of station #SocialSurfing workshop. #SocialSurfing has been quite the adventure- we managed 36 workshops across India in its 1st phase, presented the outcomes in New York at the 60th Commission on Status of Women, made a documentary in Varanasi. All these together added to the movement on cyber literacy, if not leading it.…
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Facebook launches New and Improved Safety Centre

Facebook launches New and Improved Safety Centre

Social Surfing
Today, one's identity is as much a product of their school, college, workplace, family, country, as it is about their presence on social media. And the first among equals when it comes to social media, is undoubtedly Facebook. Having literally changed the DNA of communication and social interaction in the past decade and a half, Facebook has constantly been coming up with updates and new features, to make social media an integral part of society. When it comes to social media, one of the key aspects of interaction on social media, which has come under the scanner more often than not, is the aspect of safety and security of a person in the online space. As more of the world becomes a part of social media platforms, issues of cyber…
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