At the virtual Google for India event held on Wednesday, August 25th, Google launched a Google Safety Center updated in eight Indian languages, and launched an online safety-focused program “Be Internet” for children in the country. Awesome”. The program has been launched in some global markets, including an interactive experience called “Interland” that helps children learn the basics of online safety while playing free arcade games. The Internet giant also announced a partnership with Indian comic book publisher Amar Chitra Katha to provide online secure content of popular comic characters in eight Indian languages. Google’s new announcement aims to strengthen the Internet security of Indian users.

The updated Google Security Center is designed to serve as a single destination dedicated to educating users about digital security and helping them protect their accounts. It also includes the “My Activity” center, which users can access to view, control, and delete activities saved to their Google account to improve security. Google claims that in the first half of 2021 alone, the “My Activity” center received more than 1 billion visits from Indian users.

In addition to these enhancements, the updated Google Safety Center also received new Indian language support. The company initially provides security centers in Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu. Bengali, Tamil and Gujarati will be launched by the end of this year .

Google also launched the “Be Internet Awesome” program in English and Hindi to help children, families and educators in India understand the basics of online safety. The plan also includes the “Interland” experience, which mainly includes a series of games to help children learn about digital security and how they protect valuable information, one-time cyberbullying, and distinguish between true and false.

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Google brings its “Be Internet Awesome” program to India
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The gamification experience will also be extended to Amar Chitra Katha’s popular series of eight Indian languages ​​to help promote digital security practices to the public.

Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist, said: “With the increase in user adoption and the contribution of digital connections to the Indian economy, we cannot take the Internet for granted. “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, is a greater need to strengthen security and security. , Reliability and privacy, and the overall resilience of the Internet and its applications. “

During the virtual event, Sameer Samrat, vice president of and Google Play, also announced that the upcoming JioPhone Next is the first of its kind to provide “advanced phone features”, “reliable security and security framework”, “the latest Android version and security Update” and “Google’s world-class security and malware protection.” The smartphone announced by Google and Jio will go on sale on September 10.

Google also announced that it has “significantly” expanded the country’s Google Play support team to better cooperate with partners and users in the country in various areas including user security.