In a bid to make social networking secure and safe for women and children, Facebook on Tuesday announced several initiatives to accelerate digital literacy efforts in India.

Among the initiatives are a content partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), formation of an ideal ‘Internet Consortium’ to propose recommendations for online child safety and launch of `We Think Digital`, the company`s global digital literacy programme.

While the Internet opens doors for women and children to learn and gain knowledge, it also comes with the responsibility to ensure their safety, and to enable them to express their views without any apprehension. Our constant effort has been to progress the cause of equal opportunity for women and ensure a safe environment for children,” Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani told the gathering at the second edition of Facebook`s ‘South Asia Safety Summit’ here.


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