Zolotukhin: Youngest Internet Users' Safety Is Most Pressing Issue
On 7 February 2019, the Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Dmytro Zolotukhin, took part in the round table “Cyber Security in the Educational Field,” organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Google Ukraine on the occasion of the Safer Internet Day.
In the course of the discussion, the Deputy Minister stressed that safety of the youngest Internet users, who start using handsets before they learn to speak, is the most pressing issue. “In order to make the Internet safer for kids, their parents need to be taught the basic rules of computer literacy. Here, in my opinion, the scale of such work takes on particular urgency. Regional trainings allow for covering only a few thousand people, which is clearly not enough given that there are five million kids in Ukraine,” Mr Zolotukhin was quoted as saying.
The speakers at the round table also discussed ways of tackling cyber threats at educational institutions, a safe Internet ecosystem for kids and teens, cyber security in Ukraine, and cyber protection of official websites.
The Safer Internet Day was introduced in 2004. This year’s campaign is celebrated under the slogan “Together for a better internet.” 130 countries have joined their efforts towards positive change and raising awareness of online safety.
Earlier, on 5 February 2019, the Ministry of Information Policy and Google Ukraine held an open workshop, “Google Digital Instruments and Resources for a Safer Internet.”
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