Amidst the increasing cases of the ‘Momo Challenge’, the Indian Government will launch its own gaming application called Cyber Trivia. The main objective of this app is to teach children how to deal with cyber bullying. It includes a set of multiple choice questions and points will be awarded according to the answers.
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) member, Yashwant Jain said, “It is an attempt to teach these children in a fun way, what should be done if they are contacted by a stranger on the Internet who might ask for their pictures or ask them to do things.”
The gaming interest in children these days makes them easier to manipulate and in the past, we have witnessed the damage caused by the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’. While these games look tempting at first, they eventually lead to death. The user is bullied and bound to complete all tasks at any cost. The government has used technology to tackle cyber crimes as children tend to disregard their parents. However, this will only solve the problem for young kids, not teenagers. Teens will need something more interesting. The app to be launched is said to based on ‘behavior modification technique’. It will use a system of points in order to encourage positive behavior.
[This app will soon be available in all app stores]