International safer Internet day — an official holiday in many countries
The Internet is the greatest invention of mankind. The world wide web has changed people's perceptions of time, distance, communication, assistance, income opportunities and leisure activities. Thanks to the Internet, modern man receives ten times more information than his parents, grandparents and more distant ancestors. Unfortunately, not everything that occurs in the network, significant, reliably, logically and safely.
Victims of the Internet are most often children and adolescents. The content of some sites is shocking, even an adult, to say nothing of those whose psyche is still forming. In addition, the Internet is a good scope for the fraudsters to get to the rod in the virtual space is much easier than offline.
Security issues of the younger generation and adults in a network of concerned experts in the world, so in 2004 he established the international safe Internet day.
About the founder
With the initiative of the festival were the European Commission and the coordinator of the project was the organization Insafe (European Safer Internet Network). Insafe consists of national centres, which develop and implement educational programs on various aspects of online safety, communicate with children and young people's helpline.
To share experience and to coordinate their actions on the site saferinternetday.org. On this platform, leave their ideas and development experts and simply not indifferent people from around the world. Everyone is welcome to take a special test to determine how they are careful on the Internet.
Relevant issues to be considered Insafe:
- posting photos and creating avatars on the Internet: what image of yourself to present to the world, and what – not, and why
- the transition for doubtful banners and links: it is impossible to predict where it will lead a "journey"
- hackers: how not to become a victim of fraud.
The composition is Insafe and Russia. Domestic authors have written the book "ABC Internet security", which focuses on the impact of the Internet on people's daily lives, about possible threats and ways of action in a dangerous situation.
How to celebrate the international safer Internet day
The founders and all those who support the initiative believe it is important to promote responsible and safe use of the network. To attract public attention to the problem in Safer internet day with various activities.
So, a year ago in Washington, held a conference "safer Internet Day 2014". The organizers focused the audience attention on the negative aspects, but sought to demonstrate constructive ways of using the network. Participation involved young people, students and politicians, who shared their experiences safe location on the world wide web. Were also taken into account the views of young people about the future development of the Internet.
In other countries, Safer internet day is also a day of conferences, forums, lectures on the rights and responsibilities of users. For stakeholder discussions, meetings with IT specialists, government officials, law enforcement officials.
The day of safe Internet in Russia
In Russia the holiday is celebrated since 2005. At the initiative of the Center for safe Internet in Russia a week before the important date is the Week of safe Runet. During the holiday itself is considered a particular problem for using the world wide web. So, in 2013 for discussion were the issues of ethics of communication in the network, and a year later, the organizers took care of finding ways to improve the Internet. The discussion of this issue continued in 2015. According to the organizers, the network should be developing positive websites with content that contribute to the harmonious development of the child.
At the annual forum discusses the formation of a secure online environment digital literacy of the population, including children and adolescents, information security. The event is organised by the League of Internet security, at the initiative which was created a Single register of sites containing prohibited to spread information. In the framework of the forums are advertising contests "My security on the Internet" and "interneshka".
Since 2009 the Week of safe Runet is among the official events of the festival. International safer Internet day is celebrated on the first Tuesday of February.
What bothers Russian users
By results of work the hot line "Kids online" (2013), often turn to the experts regarding trolling (aggressive behavior of some users against others) and cyberstalking. In the second place the activities of fraudsters. Often users call after trapped in a bad situation and want to find a way out.
Kaspersky lab conducted a study (2014), which found that more than half of Russians are afraid of the hassles associated with the use of Webcams. With the help of this gadget criminals easily learn user names, passwords, accounts, commercial secrets, get access to private photos and financial resources. Closing the camera lens does not prevent surveillance. To protect themselves from uninvited guests by using developed system lab Kaspersky Internet Security for all devices.
Also the population of concern, the presence of freely available sites for adults, child pornography, pages, promoting drugs, violence, racial and other discrimination, illegal actions.
Prospects of development of the Runet
The Ministry of communications and mass communications takes responsibility for the following tasks development of the Internet. It is planned to provide access to secure Internet resources to more users. For this intensely built up new channels of a fiber optic connection. It is also planned the development of email and online trading. Due attention will be paid to advertising, issues of the transactions on the network, video, social and other important projects. There is reason to believe that the world day of safe Internet in 2016 will start with summing up and discussion of fundamentally new challenges to network development.
How to protect children
Modern parents are concerned about the safety of their children on the Internet. To protect the younger generation from the negative effects of the online help program "Safe Internet". Children and teenagers can learn the rules for using the world wide web, will gain knowledge on safety in the network and prevent Internet addiction.
To ensure that the child receives only the necessary and useful information, designed a special computer program. One of these – the children's browser "Gogol", which is a directory of sites, tested by teachers and child psychologists. The program allows you to keep track of visited web-pages and limit the stay of the child in the Internet.
You should pay attention to the Internet filter "Censor". If you install it on your computer, then you can be sure that the child will scan only the page from the "white list".
International safer Internet day became an official holiday not only in Russia and the United States, but also in many other countries. In 2015 it is celebrated over a hundred countries.