Hyderabad: In what could a first in South India, students from five city schools will participate in the international Cyber Security Conference being held here on Thursday and Friday.
There will be 25 young delegates, who will attend the event, which is being held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre and give demonstrations on topics related to Cyber Security.
Superintendent of Police, CID, U Ram Mohan said it was for the first time that a Cyber Security event would have students as participants.
“The city has witnessed several such conclaves with experts in IT or related subjects taking part. This time, the school-going children have been given an opportunity to demonstrate their ideas so that it can help in analysing how the future generations are looking at technology,” he said.
A new space was created called “High School Students Challenge” where the participants had enrolled and explained the concept/idea of a chosen topic.
Project Manager of Kenes Exhibitions, P Srinivas Rao said children from Delhi Public School, Chirec, Oakridge, Samashti International School and Pioneer Word School would be participating in the event.
“During an internal assessment test conducted, the children were told to explain the role of technology and its importance covering various fields like farming, business and others,” said Ram Mohan.
The topics included Artificial Intelligence, Water Conservation and others as well, he said, adding that the five best ideas would be allowed to be demonstrated during the conclave.
The five selected teams will again present their ideas in a special session during the two-day conclave where each team will be given five minutes. A team of experts will choose the three best ideas from among these and an endorsement will be given to the winners, said Srinivas.