Internet today is no longer considered a luxury but a basic necessity that is required for professional survival. However, people living in various parts of Pakistan neither have the access nor the skill set to exploit the benefits that are on offer in this regard. Furthermore, extremist groups despite being present on different social media platforms themselves have also played a part in promoting a negative image of this very important medium of communication.
In an effort to raise awareness and to provide professional training to the deprived segment of the society students of IM Sciences, Peshawar decided to conduct a day long training session with students of Government High School, Sufaid Dheri and Government Middle School, Academy Town in Peshawar. This PYCA sponsored initiative was titled as the “Blogging Weekend II” and the activity aimed at equipping the students with a basic understanding of the tool and providing them with knowledge of various other practices such as message dissection so that they had the capacity to counter online extremist propaganda.