Acclaimed Indian actor, Ayushmann Khurrana, has detailed the necessity of fostering a secure digital landscape, especially for young internet users. Khurrana, in his capacity as a UNICEF National Ambassador, underscored the dichotomy of the internet as a platform for knowledge and growth, and a potential hotspot for online trolling and bullying.
Advocacy for a Safer Internet
Khurrana’s advocacy for Safe Internet Day emphasized the importance of engaging in frank discussions with children about the potential threats they might face in the virtual realm. He stressed the urgency of equipping children with the knowledge and skills needed to safely traverse online spaces. The actor highlighted the increasing prevalence of online trolling and stressed the importance of teaching children how to maintain online hygiene to protect themselves from such threats.
Fostering Trust and Encouraging Reporting
Khurrana also urged parents and guardians to cultivate a strong foundation of trust with their children. This, he suggested, would empower children to approach adults when confronted with online pitfalls. Taking it a step further, he encouraged children to report instances of online trolling to the relevant authorities, including social media platforms or cyber-crime helplines.
Khurrana’s Professional Ventures
Amid his advocacy work, Khurrana continues to be a force in the Indian film industry. He expressed optimism about his diverse slate of films set to hit the screens in 2024, promising quality cinematic experiences for audiences. Khurrana was last seen in the popular film, ‘Dream Girl 2’.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn