In Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra the Center and the Alliance organized an intensive course on children's safety in the digital environment

In Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra the Center and the Alliance organized an intensive course on children's safety in the digital environment

The Center for Global IT Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as the Center) participated in the XIV International IT Forum with the participation of BRICS and SCO countries in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, and also organized the first roadshow of the Alliance for Digital Child Safety (hereinafter referred to as the Alliance) on the sidelines of the Forum.

In Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra the Center and the Alliance organized an intensive course on children's safety in the digital environment

The Alliance Roadshow is a series of hands-on, off-line intensive sessions on Internet safety and security for children, teachers and parents. Events will be held throughout the year in various Russian regions. Its primary mission is to teach the basics of Internet safety and provide practical tools to improve children's digital literacy online.

The Alliance had a full agenda for the two days. For example, on June 6, Elizaveta Belyakova, Chairperson of the Child Protection Alliance, took part in the meeting of the Business Council of Cooperation of BRICS and SCO countries under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Yugra. Participants discussed the promotion of IT start-ups, specialized programs to support young entrepreneurs, prospects for the development of the digital economy in BRICS and SCO countries, increasing the role of women in IT entrepreneurship, and many other issues. Elizaveta Belyakova presented the Alliance's projects in the field of development of safe digital environment and invited the participants to establish international cooperation in this field. 

The Alliance participated in the first international "Digital Transformation of the Education Industry" conference the next day, June 7. The rules of digital hygiene and information security were an important topic of discussion. "Alliance companies are constantly developing the latest technological solutions to ensure children's safety in the digital environment, such as the parental control function, and creating learning platforms that have already been implemented as part of additional classes in 150 schools in Russia: take Megafon's digital trust platform as an example," said Belyakova. 

Alliance member companies also held educational events for children under the "Junior IT - Step to New Possibilities" program of the Forum. Andrei Sidenko, Kaspersky Lab's head of online child safety, held a masterclass called "Mobile Threats: What's hidden in your smartphone?" and Yulia Baramzina from the FOROTECH Foundation gave a quiz on the safety of the Internet.

As part of the Center's own agenda at the Forum, the head of the analytical department Andrey Ignatiev presented the research "Youth in IT", which was conducted with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund. He also spoke about the main directions of using AI technologies in modern education and how the concept of changing types of scientific rationality affects the advanced development of education in the field of digital technologies. At the end Andrey Ignatiev told the participants about the Youth RIGF 2023 and invited them to take part in the next year's Forum. He also lectured at the Yugorsk State University on current trends in the IT industry and presented the Center's activities there.

"It was our first experience with the organization of such an educational project. In my opinion, the roadshow format has a great future and, as we have noticed, live communication of experts on protection of children in the digital environment with the target audience - children, parents and teachers - is in demand especially in Russian regions. I am sure that our cooperation with the Alliance will actively develop, and even more regions will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the best practices of the Alliance in the near future," - said Vadim Gluschenko, the Director of the Center for Global IT Cooperation. 


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