Role-based awareness and progression pathways

Digital naagrik or citizen are people who are actively engaged in the digital world for their day to day activities.  They are using internet for communication, entertainment, Online education / learning, e-commerce, and other professional/ entrepreneurial endeavors.

The unique ‘Digital Naagrik’ program aims at providing cyber schooling through role based learning by creating role based awareness and progression pathways for different users or segments of digital users in the society. The role based cyber aware progression pathways have been designed to offer a unique method of instruction that tailors the learning experience to the specific needs and roles of the learners. This approach is particularly effective in the context of cybersecurity education, as it allows learners to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their specific cybersecurity roles. The role based awareness pathways are customized to the specific needs of user groups, including kids, teens, youth, women, senior citizens, Entrepreneurs, government employees, NGOs, parents and teachers. It aims to equip different users with skills and behaviors necessary to protect themselves from various cyber threats ever evolving in cyber space.

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Online certification programs offered for different stake holders as part of ‘Digital Naagrik’ course through role based awareness progression pathways :

Sl.No User/Stake holder Certification Modules/Topics covered
1 Children Cyber Kid Certification (Grade 5-6 & 7-8 ) Cyber ethics, online gaming security, being safe online, etc.,
2 Teens Cyber Cadet Certification (Grades 9-12) Online privacy, Mobile and Mobile app security, digital detox, etc.,
3 Youth Cyber Yuva Certification (UG, PG level) Engaging safely on social media platforms, Data and device security, Digital footprints, etc.,
4 Teacher Cyber Aware Shikshak Certification Digital wellbeing, Essential cyber hygiene practices safety measures, Importance and relevance of ergonomics, Social Engineering, Safe practices while using social media etc.,
5 Women Cyber Shakti Certification Sexual and Stalking related Cyber Offences and security measures, safe online shopping, Cyber fraud reporting mechanisms, Secured online shopping tips, Cyber laws and protection they offer, etc.,
6 Parent Cyber Aware Parent Digital parenting, Digital detox, Enabling parental controls on devices, Enabling privacy and security features on social media platforms, devices and browsers, wifi and IoT security, etc.,
7 Sr. Citizen Cyber aware Varishth Naagrik Certification Social engineering, safely engaging online, secured financial transactions, Frauds and scams targeting sr. citizens, etc.,
8 Govt. Employee Cyber Aware Officers Certification Device and Password Security,Web browsers and security,Data and Data Security, Email Security, and Identity theft,Social Networking and security,Cyber frauds and scams, About DPDP act, etc.,  
9 NGOs Cyber Aware Pratinidhi Certification Possible cyber scams and identity theft, Secure handling of online financial transactions, Wireless device security, Deep Fakes - Challenges and Security, Fake News, Misinformation detection and Security, etc.,
10 CSCs Cyber Aware Executive
11 MSMEs Cyber Aware Entrepreneur

The users who clear the basic level cyber course are offered opportunity to progress on the path to build their cyber security skills through cyber defender and trainer course that is part of Cyber security awareness progression pathway.

This is the next level in the path that provides in-depth training on cybersecurity and covers advanced topics. The participants of this course will also be able to contribute in creation of awareness, dissemination of awareness materials, and contribute content development areas.

  • Increased knowledge of new cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities
  • Improved ability to protect yourself or your organization from cyber attacks
  • Reduced risk of financial loss or data loss/breach
  • Develop interest in cybersecurity and provide relevant pathways leading towards socially/professionally relevant career opportunities in the Information Security domain
  • Enhanced reputation as a secure organization
  • Educational content on security related topics made available in interactive multimedia and multilingual format.

The course content under ‘Cyber Naagrik’ program is designed in interactive multimedia and multilingual format with activities and parallel assessment questions. This format aims to present the content to users in user friendly, engaging and interesting ways, to sustain their interest throughout the learning process.

Design and development of  customized  / user specific content  in the form of  handbooks, posters, brochures, story boards, cartoon stories, short videos, e-learning courses, self-assessment quiz modules, etc.

The program aims to provide educational content on security related aspects in multilingual format, covering 10 regional languages i.e., Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malyalam, Tamil, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Gujrati, Marathi. This enables the educational platform to reach a diverse group of audience from different states, fostering inclusive learning environment and facilitates a personalized and effective educational experience.