Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged all to crosscheck any information before sharing on social media for the best interest of the country and society.
"Cybersecurity is extremely important. It is not wise to react on anything online without checking its authenticity…everyone has to crosscheck information," she said.
The prime minister was speaking at an award-giving ceremony titled Digital Bangladesh Day 2019 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
Hasina said various unwanted elements and apps are surfacing on the internet.
"A system should be there to filter those out … and provide better security to users," she said.
Sheikh Hasina also urged the countrymen not to believe any rumours.
"I would request you all please do not react to anything that comes in the internet without checking its authenticity. The validity of information is very important because it causes immense damage to society and one's personal life," she said.
The Prime Minister also put emphasis creating awareness among children and youths on cybercrimes.
"Guardians and teachers should always remain alert about these things," she said.
She feared children may get involved in crimes if false information is spread through the cyberworld.
"Misunderstandings happen and it can even get someone involved in crimes…this must be stopped; all have to remain aware about that," she said.
The premier also said parents and guardians must monitor what their children are watching on the internet.
"There must be a vigilance… every guardian and parent must be aware about it," she added.
Hasina also pointed out that spending too much time on mobile phones and internet causes addiction.
"This addiction puts pressure on brain and psychology and causes harm to the physical health," she also said.
State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Post Tele Communication & Information Technology AKM Rahmatullah and Senior Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Division N M Zeaul Alam also spoke at the programme.