Mumbai Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana was recently appointed as UNICEF’s Celebrity Advocate for their global campaign EVAC (End Violence Against Children). He wants to create awareness at the national level about online safety for children in India.
Ayushmann said that the Internet, as we know it, is a double-edged sword. We have seen its innumerable benefits during this pandemic. Also, it has its own risks. As the Internet continues to expand its reach, the risk of online abuse such as cyberbullying and online sexual abuse has also increased.
The actor said it is important to make children aware.
He said that we need to end violence against children everywhere, online and offline, we also need to equip our children and adolescents with knowledge and digital tools so that they can navigate safely and ever-evolving digital society. to actively participate in.
Star is flagging off a one-year joint initiative of Facebook India and UNICEF India to protect the rights of children.
He says the partnership between Facebook and UNICEF is a powerful example of stakeholders from different regions and sectors coming together to protect children and their rights. We need to involve other stakeholders like government, civil society and the private sector.
He wholeheartedly welcomes this initiative.
Ayushmann said that as a celebrity supporter of UNICEF India, I am honored to lend my support and voice to this important initiative. I welcome this initiative that will create awareness and help children, parents, teachers and other actors to better understand the safety and well-being of our children.
Ayushmann is currently busy shooting for ‘Doctor Ji’. He will also be seen in the film ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’. (IANS)