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Responsible Netism a social purpose initiative has been committed to the cause of child online protection in Maharashtra and Goa. The initiative advocates for cyber – wellness to ensure children’s mental well-being in cyber space. Having successfully educated over 1.5 million children and 0.7 million adults since inception, we educate and empower children youth and adults about responsible online behaviour, thereby equipping them to combat online distress. Responsible Netism runs a pan-India CYBER WELLNESS HELPLINE to provide legal guidance and psychological support to victims of online distress.

Cyber being the new weapon, violence in cyber space often impacts mental well-being of victims and their families. Various forms of threats ranging from morphing, stalking, solicitation of children for sexual purposes, online grooming, have grave consequences on the victims especially on children, disturbing their psychological and emotional health. Rise in the usage of technology has also led to internet-based dependencies that need timely interventions, guidance and healing. Maintaining mental well-being in cyber space is a mission we wish to promote and advocate for, in order to build cyber resilience and minimize the damage caused due to online distress. 

The holistic solution to online distress is Cyber Wellness. Cyber wellness is the well-being of internet users in cyberspace. It focuses on the preventive aspect of equipping netizens with the knowledge and skills for positive and safe usage of the internet and also provides support during online distress, thereby building cyber resilience. Responsible Netism takes pride in launching India’s first Cyber Wellness Centre in Goa to provide holistic preventive and curative services related to online distress at the centre, supported by the Government of Goa.

We are excited to host our annual event, the Responsible Netism7th National Conference on Cyber Psychology themed “Cyber Wellness: Ensuring Mental Well-being in Cyberspace” on January 21, 2023 at the Upper Room (Hall), 8th Floor, Silvio Heights, St. Inez, Panaji in Goa – 403001.

The day- long free conference aims at building a platform for all stakeholders responsible for making Goa Cyber Safe share their thoughts and build collective strategies to safeguard women and children from online distress. This year’s conference would be attended offline by over 300 by mental health professionals from Goa and virtually by over 3000 mental health professionals across the country to understand strategies of handling online distress and related challenges. We believe, cyber wellness needs to be considered from the lens of health and wellbeing since online distress has grave psychological impacts. This conference attempts towards making cyber wellness inclusive in our health care systems so as to ensure netizens wellbeing in cyberspace.

Objectives of the conference:

  1. Educate equip mental health care-givers with strategies to understand and address online distress
  2. Build a strong support system of cyber care-givers to minimize cyber vulnerabilities and protect children

The conference would be inaugurated in the presence of the Inspector general of Police, Respected Shri. Omvir Singh Bishnoi, IPS along with over 24 stalwarts and domain experts as speakers from the fields of mental health, law enforcement, department of women and child, child protection agencies, academia, intermediaries, media houses and the I.T. sector across the country to collectively find solutions to ease online distress and promote cyber wellness. The session would be graced by some eminent speakers like Shri. Shailesh Zingade Sir – Director Department of Education Goa, Shri. NidhinValsan DCP Cyber, Dr. Rajesh Dhume – Senior Psychiatrist at the DHS Goa.

The Key Note of the Conference would be delivered by renowned Psychiatrist Dr. Harish Shetty. The Valedictory would be graced by the Secretary Health and Women and Child Respected Shri. Arun Kumar Mishra Sir, by the Director Department of Women and Child Smt. Dipali Naik Madam and by Mr. Govind Parvatkar, the Chairman of the Goa Education Development Corporation.

We request all mental health professionals and students of psychology to join this conference .

To register please visit www.responsiblenetism.org

We strongly advocate for cyber wellness so as to make the internet a happy, safe space for all.

We look forward to your support to protect children from cyber violence to collectively make Goa cyber safe. 

Conference details

Date:      Saturday, January 21, 2023

Time:         10 AM – 5:30 PM

Venue:       The Upper Room, 8th Floor, Silvio Heights, Panaji, Goa – 403001

Format:     Hybrid

Schedule of the conference

NoTimeType of sessionTopicContent
 10:00 – 10:30 amPanelInauguration 
 10:30 – 11:00 amIndividual SessionKey Note – Cyber WellnessAbout cyber wellness
 11:00 – 12:00 pmPanel DiscussionCyber violence and its reportingViolations of cyber rights and cyber-crimes against women and children
 12:00 – 01:00 pmPanel DiscussionPsychological impacts of online distressUnderstanding mental health issues caused due to online distress
 02:00 – 02:45 pmIndividual SessionInternet addictionTypes of internet addictions and its symptoms
 02:45 – 03:30 pmPanel DiscussionAdapting with the Tech-enabled futureCoping with technology
 03:30 – 04:45 pmPanel DiscussionBuilding support systems on cyber wellnessPlan collective strategies of intervention to make India cyber safe
 05:00 – 05:30 pmValedictoryValedictory NoteVote of thanks

We strongly believe, child online protection is every child’s right; but every adult’s responsibility. Your valuable support will enable us lay a stepping stone towards collectively making India cyber safe for children.

Contact: Mr. Unmesh Joshi Co-Founder Responsible Netism, Director Projects – 9665377797 ,7353107353

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