The DISC (Developing Internet Safe Community) Foundation is a registered NGO initiated by a group of IT professionals, Social Engineers from various parts of India and the Middle East. Our team comprises of a team of global experts on child protection online.
The cyber world has evolved into an indispensable and integral part of human life. Unfortunately it also comes with its share of risks and related harms, due to misuse by online offenders who prey on children and gullible individuals. These crimes have grown worse with widespread access, availability and lack of adequate measures. It was under these circumstances, the DISC Foundation was formed to address the potential threats and vulnerabilities posed to Internet users and to facilitate creating a safer online environment. Very often, even well-educated people are not aware of the range and impact of the threats posed by the internet and the vital need to take proper precautions while communicating through it. Often children and teens become vulnerable to the various cyber-crimes particularly those that involves sexual exploitation. DISC puts very high priority in addressing these areas and to create awareness and sensitise communities and policy in that respect. DISC also engages with experts to develop technical, legal and educational solutions in bridging the knowledge gaps and create suitable interventions.
Cyber laws have been created in response to grave crimes committed in the past via the internet. Huge loss of data and money had been caused by cyber criminals. Depending on their political and demographical situations, each country has created cyber laws to counter these crimes. We must be aware that laws applicable in the real world exist in cyber space too. Respecting the privacy and rights of others is the basis of all cyber laws.
As new threats and criminal methodologies emerge on the internet, new laws are required to counter them. In the light of this reality, DISC Foundation seeks to be pro-active in urging everyone concerned with internet safety, to work towards a safer internet.
A world where all individuals benefit from the Internet and can safely interact in the online space.
To support countries in developing comprehensive online safety strategies and channel global expertise and resources to assist in their implementation.