MeitY partners with Google for raising cyber safety awareness


New Delhi: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google on Thursday announced a further collaboration to drive citizen awareness of Cyber Safety.

As part of the collaboration, Google will work with the Ministry to amplify its Stay Safe Online campaign through several initiatives, ranging from literacy programs around cyber safety, multilingual digital content on online safety, and educational content on how to navigate information online.

Tech-enabled development is a key focus area of India’s G20 Presidency. To enable this development and strengthen India’s efforts to become a trillion-dollar digital economy, MeitY is running a large-scale campaign called “Stay Safe Online.”

The campaign aims to raise awareness among citizens and promote cyber hygiene, sensitizing users of all ages and backgrounds about online risks and safety measures, as well as responsible use of online platforms.

Remarking on the announcement, Akash Tripathi, CEO, MyGov, said, “Under the visionary leadership of PM Modi and his Techade vision for India, we are witnessing a surge in digital adoption. India’s G20 Presidency offers a remarkable opportunity to shape a model of the internet that promotes inclusivity and establishes new global standards.”


Sharing his views on the partnership, Sanjay Gupta, Country Head, and Vice President, of Google India said, “India is taking big strides towards its goal of becoming a trillion-dollar digital economy.”

“With over 700 million Indians using the internet, and the country driving transformative innovations with the power of digital technologies, it is important to ensure that the internet is inclusive and safe for all Indians,” he said in a statement