Youth digital ombudsman discussed prospects for cooperation with the government of Yugra region

Youth digital ombudsman discussed prospects for cooperation with the government of Yugra region

The Youth Digital Ombudsman (YDO) Dmitry Gulyaev visited the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Yugra (KhMAO) on September 6, where he took part in the semifinals of the “Bolshaya Peremena” competition and met with the Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug.

Youth digital ombudsman discussed prospects for cooperation with the government of Yugra region

The semi-final of the All-Russian competition “Bolshaya Peremena” for grades 9-11 began in Yugra last week. It is attended by 600 schoolchildren from all over the Urals, including the Chelyabinsk, Kurgan and Sverdlovsk regions. Contestants solve case studies from leading Russian companies and universities. The finalists will go to the Artek International Children's Center.

Dmitry Gulyaev made a welcoming speech at the semifinals, where he noted the necessity to jointly confront threats in the digital space: “A young man is like a house. Light, clean, new. A person's worldview, his system of values ​​is the foundation. Many threats in the digital space today affect precisely the worldview of a young person, so it is important to learn how to defend against them. The digital space is transboundary, so the threats that exist in it are common to us. Countering them is an agenda that should unite various institutions, regions of Russia, society, business and the state”.

After that, the YDO held a workshop for schoolchildren “Threats to the information and worldview security of young people in the digital space: how to protect yourself from these threats?”, where he explained what to fear on the Internet and where to go if the rights of young people are violated. Since the workshop itself had an interactive format, one of the tasks was to develop a memo on how to stay protected against digital threats - for this, children had to use the knowledge gained during the master class. The best memo, chosen by the Ombudsman, will be transformed into an infographic and will soon appear on the social networks of the YDO (with the indication of its authors) for other Internet users to follow. 

Then Dmitry Gulyaev met with future journalists at the Focus media center. During the conversation with him, the participants could have asked any questions they were interested in, including about the activities of the Ombudsman. The YDO announced the imminent launch of its own official website, which will have a system for filing complaints about any violations of user rights in the digital space: from cyberbullying to infringement of data security. In turn, the YDO team should help determine the next steps: which department to go to, where to file a complaint, or what the user should take to solve the problem. 

The last point in the rich program of the Youth Digital Ombudsman was a meeting with the Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, the regional human rights ombudsman Natalia Strebkova and representatives of the Yugra State University. At the meeting participants discussed possible areas of cooperation, for example, with the project of cyber squads, which are fighting such Internet threats as "death groups", propaganda of alcohol and drugs and other destructive information.

“The visit to the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug left the most positive emotions. The government of Yugra organized a very warm welcome, which, in addition to solving some work issues, was immersed in the culture and traditions of this wonderful region. I would like to express my sincere words of gratitude to the Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug for the invitation and support, as well as to the Department of Public and External Relations of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra. As a result of the working visit, prospects for cooperation with the Government of Ygra, the Ombudsman in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, the Yugra State University, as well as the interregional public organization Cyberdruzhina UrFO were outlined,” Dmitry Gulyaev commented on the results of his trip.

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug became one of the first regions which the youth digital ombudsman began to establish long-term cooperation with.

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