Information Technology, the emerging ladder of development has bridged digital divides leading to Digital Evolution. Technology has touched every corner of our space, our minds; shaping and influencing our lives. Understanding the implications of our online behaviour and striking the right balance between internet enthusiasts and internet alarmists will enable us protect children and prevent crimes. Our well-being in this digital revolution is at stake. Inculcating the ideology of Cyber Wellness seems to be the need of the hour in order to accept technology and use it with pride.

Undeniably, technology is changing our psychology; childhood is certainly more saturated by technology than ever before. Caring for technology dependent children and families in order to encourage E- Readiness and mindful engagement practices by building a Cyber Hygiene Culture to protect children is a dream we aspire to accomplish.

The grand success of the impacts and outcomes of our first conference 2017, stirred the need to do more, we take pride in presenting a stratagem of building collective action and change through the RESPONSIBLE NETISM 2ND NATIONAL CYBER PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE 2018 APTLY THEMED BUILDING CYBER HYGIENE CULTURE ON JANUARY 18 AND 19, 2018.

This conference aims at formulating policies of protection prevention and intervention on Cyber Hygiene within educational institutions and build a network of digital guardians and support systems across the state.

This open to all conference shall be graced by esteemed guests and speakers with exciting new facts presented through paper presentations by faculty and students. The conference highlights topics ranging from the advent of technology, child safety policies to building digital guardians in order to formulate policies on protection against online distress. This conference would lay the foundation of initiating collective action on cyber wellness.

This conference is the brainchild of team Responsible Netism of Ahaan Foundation along with experts from the field of Mental Health, Media, Information Technology and Law Enforcement. We are led by eminent members including Psychologist and H.o.D of Psychology SNDT Women’s University Dr. Anuradha Sovani, Social Psychiatrist Dr. Harish Shetty, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist Dr. Avinash Desousa, Chief Editor of Maharashtra Times Mr. Ashok Panvalkar, our Tech and design Mentors - Mr. Rajiv Vaishnav, Mr. Nishad Ramachandran, Mr. Saurabh Karandikar our legal guardians, renowned Cyber Law expert Adv. Prashant Mali, Adv. Vaishali Bhagwat with an esteemed panel of advisories including Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe - Group Director Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research.
Ahaan Foundation is a trust registered focused on mobilizing and empowering people towards self enhancement and positive change through collective action since 2012. Its initiative the movement RESPONSIBLE NETISM is the only non-profit initiative of the state educating children and adults about responsible online behaviour promoting cyber wellness having successfully educated over 8.5 lakh children and adults within over 800 educational institutions.
DAY 1 – Thursday, January 18, 2018
DAY 1 – Thursday, January 18, 2018
10:00 - 10:15 AM INAUGURATION
10:15 – 10:30 AM KEY NOTE ADDRESSBuilding Cyber Hygiene Culture
10:30 - 12:00 AM ONLINE RADICALIZATION – A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY National security and cyber space Role of cyber psychology Global impacts and threats
12:00 – 01:30 PM CYBER SPACE - A GAME OF MINDS Human interface with technology Power of cyber psychology on consumers Vulnerability of consumers Need for Cyber wellness
01:30 – 02:30 PM LUNCH
02:30 – 03:45 PM E-READINESS Excess of access Digital DiarrhoeaEffects of access Need for E-Readiness Interventions on digital distress
03:45 – 05:15 PM ONLINE SAFETY POLICY – LEGAL RIGHTS Child Rights and Protection Policy on online safety Role of non-profits law enforcement Child’s psychological safety Psycho- Social support systems
DAY 2 – Friday, January 19, 2018
DAY 2 – Friday, January 19, 2018
09:00–09:30 AM BREAKFAST
09:30 – 10:30 AM Responsible Journalism Child Safety and Role of MediaImportance of value based reportage Media mandate on child safety
10:30 – 12:00 PM GamologyGames promoting wellnessRole of psychology in game design Online gaming promoting cyber wellness
12:00 – 01:30 PM Cyber Smart Schools Cyber hygiene policyInternet safety contract Content on safety in curriculum Role of educators and government Intervention strategies
01:30 – 02:30 PM LUNCH
02:30 – 03:30 PM Crisis management Role of law enforcement during cyber distressSupport systems Intervention strategies
03:30 – 04:30 PM Cyber Care givers Building digital guardians Role of care givers Strategy of intervention Road map Action Committee formation
04:30 – 05:00 PM Participants open forum Voice of students Suggestions on online protection collective action
05:00 – 05:15 PM Closing ceremony
05:15 – 05:30 PM Valedictory
05:30 Certification Tea and refreshments