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Cyber Wellness Centre

Cyber Wellness Centre

Welcome to India’s first Cyber Wellness Centre for Women and Children - initiated by Responsible Netism, located in Panjim, Goa

Children’s unmindful and ignorant internet behaviour makes them extremely vulnerable in cyberspace. Severe cyber threats faced by children through gaming platforms or social media ranging from exposure to predators and cyber-crimes like stalking, photo morphing, cyber bullying, exposure to age-inappropriate sexual content, addiction to pornography leading to epidemics like social isolation, sleep deprivation and depression to name a few. Lack of awareness of consequences and its legal implications have added to their vulnerability.

Prevention is the most effective tool to minimise the impact of crimes. Hence, we have started India's first Cyber Wellness Centre - a dedicated centre to address issues related to online distress in Panjim, Goa. This centre would aid in making Goa a cyber safe city advocating for cyber hygiene and cyber wellness. The Cyber Wellness Centre would be a one-point holistic resource that will provide a 360-degree healing approach through education and training on prevention from cyber-crimes.

Online distress leads to severe forms of long-term emotional and psychological trauma to victims. Severe cyber threats faced by children through gaming platforms or social media ranging from exposure to predators and cyber-crimes like stalking, photo morphing, cyber bullying, exposure to age-inappropriate sexual content, addiction to pornography leading to epidemics like social isolation, sleep deprivation and depression to name a few.

The Cyber Wellness Centre will provide:

  •    Psychological support, counselling, need-based therapy and treatment if required to victims facing mental health challenges due to online distress
  •    Address internet addiction or related extreme disorders
  •    Provide technical support to identify tech (gadget) based issues
  •    Education and training on digital literacy and online safety


The Cyber Wellness Centre was launched by the Hon. Chief Minister of Goa, Dr. Pramod Sawant on May 31st, 2022 at St. Inez in Panjim, Goa and was graced by the Chairperson of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights - Mr. Peter Borges; Ms. Shireen Vakil - Head of Safety Policy for India & South Asia at Meta; Adv. Vaishali Bhagwat - Senior Practising Lawyer Civil and Cyber, Advisory Responsible Netism; Founder Responsible Netism - Ms. Sonali Patankar; Dr. Mukul Joshi - Trustee Ahaan Foundation and was attended by dignitaries from the field of education, child protection, development law enforcement, technology and mental health.

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