Srinagar: The core committee meeting of National Child Development Council (NCDC) was held on Monday, in which the members expressed grave concern over the misuse of social media.
The members said that, social media network platforms are easy to use and have been attracting the attention of children in particular, which is a matter of grave concern, as the platforms are being misused Nowadays. They further said that if social media is misused or used excessively, it may lead to cybercrime, anxiety, health & other issues, particularly among children.
As per the core committee members, there is a dire need to conduct awareness programme at school level, on how to use social media intentionally and safely. “Counseling sessions should also be conducted, so that the social media is used ethically by the children, which will help us in eradicating the cybercrime,” NCDC core committee members said. Notably, National Child Development Council (NCDC) is an autonomous national child welfare organization, established to promote the welfare of women and children, besides ensuring education of children in India.