19 april 2024

"Safe Digital" Educational Marathon Took Place In Perm

Editorial Board of the Center for Global IT Cooperation
The two-day marathon program combined educational activities for schoolchildren, discussions on digital security for parents and teachers, and a business program with the participation of IT experts, representatives of authorities, businesses and public organizations. The event was attended by leading technology companies, founders of the Alliance for the Protection of Children in the Digital Environment - Beeline, VK, Gazprom-Media Holding, Kaspersky Lab, MegaFon, MTS, National Media Group, Rostelecom and Yandex. They presented their solutions for protecting children on the Internet and developing users' creativity through technology.

The first day of the marathon started with a "Modern Digital Threats to Children: How to Combat Them?" business breakfast. At the event, the speakers discussed the development of programs to protect children in the digital environment and educational projects in the Perm Territory, as well as outlined points for further interaction and cooperation between Alliance companies and the region. The breakfast was also attended by Vadim Glushchenko, Director of the Center for Global IT Cooperation, who spoke about the organization’s child protection research and traditional support for Alliance events.

As part of the "Safe Digital" program, schoolchildren took part in the "The Art of Creative Content Creation" marathon by Gazprom-Media Holding, the MTS program on digital hygiene and career guidance for future cybersecurity specialists, a master class by Kaspersky Lab on "Account Theft: How to Protect Your Data Online", a team quiz game on developing digital competencies by the Forotech Foundation, and a VK master class on safe behavior on social networks. Teachers and parents attended the "Inclusive Digital Environment: Boundless Opportunities for Boundless Professions" round table, the presentation by the National Media Group on "Using Technology to Create and Promote Socially Transformative Content", educational activities by Yandex experts - the "How to Make Children's Internet Stay Safe and Useful" master class and the "Shaping Digital Culture in Computer Science Classes" seminar. Dmitry Gulyaev, Youth Digital Ombudsman, conducted the "Standing up and Not Succumbing: How is Consciousness Manipulated in the Internet Space?" intensive workshop for the marathon participants. In addition, the adult track program included a series of master classes - "Solving Educational Tasks Using Safe Online Tools" from the Sferum Information and Communication Educational Service, "Online Safety" from Gazprom-Media Holding and "[Not] Children's Terrors: Internet Threats Parents Fear and How to Avoid Them" from Kaspersky Lab.

The presentation of the "Child Protection Technologies on the Internet" study conducted by the Alliance for the Protection of Children in the Digital Environment together with Rostelecom and Mindsmith attracted particular attention of the participants. It was dedicated to cyber risk countermeasures and analyzing digital threats faced by minors online: online fraud, cyberbullying, game addiction, dangerous trends and challenges, identity theft and others.

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