On June 24, 2020, the second online seminar was held as part of the project “Involvement of civil society institutions in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Kazakhstan,” implemented with the grant support of the Civil Initiatives Support Center of the Ministry of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (ЦУР-2030) according to the UN Resolution of September 25, 2015 and ratified by Kazakhstan.
Furthermore, it is SDG16 “Peace, Justice and Sustainable Institutions” and target 16.2 “End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children” that we must maximize our contribution.
I am very glad that our partners in the implementation of this project are very strong specialists and entire organizations. On the recommendation of Khalida Azhigulova, we invited Tatyana Pyatina, Director of Business Development, Deputy Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab in Central Asia and Mongolia, as a speaker.
In the July 23 publication, I already presented her as a graduate of the famous Lyceum No. 8 for gifted children of Pavlodar, a class with in-depth study of informatics, then she graduated from Pavlodar State University in 2008, and all her professional activities are connected with IT companies and IT projects, since 2017 she has been working in the Kaspersky Lab team as an export manager for working with corporate business. Since 2019, he has been managing all sales of the company in Central Asia and Mongolia.
I will add from myself that she was one of my most talented students in Kazakh literature, she said during the seminar, she still reads and reads a lot, and Kazakh authors are one of their favorite! And I am doubly pleased to see among the speakers of our seminar!
So the Kaspersky Laboratory also does a lot for children’s safety online, but about this a little lower.
Now about the topic of the speaker’s speech.
Today we are really a digital generation. All the information around us is at the intersection of technology and knowledge. How can we protect our children from unnecessary information in the virtual and real world? According to research by Kaspersky Laboratory in 2018, 66% of all parents of children under 18 bought their children personal computers or mobile devices. Almost 3/4 (71%) of children aged 8 to 16 years daily
mobile devices are used. More than half (53%) of children aged 8 to 15 years use a computer every day.
And of course, online threats through games have increased, especially. Almost half (41%) of children recently faced at least one online threat, one in three (28%) parents report having Internet addiction in their children. One in five (19%) children consider themselves Internet addicted
My comment: and we must add that in 2020, due to distance learning and self-isolation, these numbers increased and seriously!
The speaker asks questions: “What are the tasks facing modern parents, how to protect their children from dangerous websites and content?
There are several exits:
1) Block a child’s access to dangerous sites and content
2) create an individual list of allowed and prohibited websites
3) block suspicious search results in browsers.
4) protect your children from unwanted apps and overuse in general
5) limit application use by time, age and and category
6) Set the allowed usage time of applications per day.
7) teach the child to adjust the time spent on the screen
8) limit device usage by time and by schedule
9) set the allowed usage time of the device
10) be aware of the child’s activity in social networks and monitor the child’s posts on Facebook and VKontakte, monitor changes in his number
friends on Facebook and VKontakte and identify suspicious friends of a child on VKontakte, monitor his groups on VKontakte and learn about in time
Kaspersky Lab has developed an application that allows you to ensure the safety of the child when you are not nearby and determine locations
if the child left her.
There are technologies that allow you to control that the child is always in touch and monitor the level of battery charge on the children’s device, the parent can always know that the device will soon discharge so that you remind the child to charge.
Dear readers, below is a link to the website of Kaspersky Laboratory, where you can find a lot of useful information for yourself and your children!
For teachers there are whole developments on information safety and security! Read! Use!
I can only thank the speaker Tatyana Pyatina for the necessary and up-to-date information!