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Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony (M.E.S.H.) seeks collaborators for a staged reading of The Vagina Monologues at 7:30PM on February 24th, 2018 at Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland. EVERY PERSON WHO WANTS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE SHOW WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A WAY TO PARTICIPATE.
-Per the show’s guidelines, performers must identify as women or non-binary (not men, however men are invited to participate in organizational aspects of the production).
-This production strives to centralize the most marginalized voices in our community.
-Black, indigenous, middle eastern, asian, and latinx people are especially encouraged to audition.
-Formerly incarcerated women, immigrant women, women workers, transgender women and non-binary/gender non-conforming people are also especially encouraged to audition.
-Please contact [email protected] ( with “VAGINA: PERFORMANCE” in the subject line) to schedule a time to talk. All people interested in auditioning will be provided with a copy of the script and an opportunity to read for the monologue of their choosing prior to February 3.
-In addition to the scripted monologues, up to three local leaders and activists are invited to present 2-minute original monologues on “What and Why my Vagina is Resisting.” Women of color and transgender people will have utmost priority with regard to these roles.
-Final casting decisions will be made on February 5 and two full-cast rehearsals will be held in the weeks prior to the show, depending on cast schedule.
-ALL are invited to help organize, promote, plan, produce, and manage this show.
-M.E.S.H. recognizes that we’re a mostly white-passing organization and that we draw mostly white audiences. We are committed to making space for POC leadership in our organization in hopes that this will, in turn, allow us to put on better, more inclusive, more thoughtful events. To that end, M.E.S.H. has a very small stipend available for a person of color who is interested and available to assist in consulting, management, and direction of this production. We believe this is a legitimate production expense, but we have extremely limited funds as an organization and this is a 100%-of-proceeds benefit show at a very small venue, so we regretfully cannot pay nearly as much as we believe this labor is worth. If you are interested in this role, please send a brief email describing your interest and experience to bre.[email protected] with “VAGINA: SHOW RUNNER” in the subject line.
-M.E.S.H. is especially sensitive to bioessentialist language and ideas surrounding gender and genitals within the show and seeks to address this in a brief panel discussion (“Vagina Dialogue”) after the show. Panelists—as well as folks who are interested in throwing ideas together for the panelists to discuss—are encouraged to share thoughts and concerns about the play and the shift from “Second Wave” feminism over the last 20 years.
-Even if you just want to put flyers up or walk around with a fundraising hat at the show, we’ll find a spot for you if you want to be involved—or feel free to suggest one! Organizations interested in tabling at the event are also welcome to reach out. Please contact [email protected] with “VAGINA: ORGANIZATION” in the subject line to get involved.
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Today, June 1, is Children’s Day.
Children are easily suggestible, especially when it comes to online games and social networks, where they spend a lot of time to achieve success or popularity. Behind each of these hobbies there may be scammers who want to cash in on childish naivety.
To prevent this from happening – here are 5 situations that should be discussed with your child in advance.
Scheme 1 – “Link to upgrade the game”
Hackers love online games as much as kids, but they have their own reasons.
Children will almost certainly fall for the offer to “buy good” in-game items on third-party sites. They are lured by low prices and “unique promotions.” The child indicates the details of the parents’ bank card – that’s it, the money went to the scammers. Children can also “share” other personal data in the same way.
All purchases must be made on the websites of trusted stores by typing their address yourself in the browser line.
Scheme 2 – “Make quick money on a new iPhone …”
Quick and easy money is almost always the attacker’s fishing rod. There are hundreds of such ads on the Internet.
“Just register on the site. You just need to complete tasks or place betting bets ”- these are scammers.To withdraw “earnings”, they ask to pay a commission. As a result, the money, along with the card data, ends up in the hands of fraudsters.
Often in such cases a financial pyramid is hidden behind a “super-profitable project”. Promises of lightning-fast profits are always a worrying sign. If a teenager is saving up for an expensive item, discuss together how this can be achieved.
Scheme 3 – “The win is yours, just pay for the delivery”
Scammers often send letters and messages promising unexpected winnings or launching a “win-win lottery” on behalf of popular bloggers.
But then they ask to pay a small commission for the delivery of the “prize” or some other additional services. To do this, you need to follow the link and enter your bank card details. But in reality, the link leads to a phishing site. Instead of a prize, money will be withdrawn.
If the organizers of the competition ask you to pay for something – a reason to be wary.
Scheme 4 – “Catch the pictures from your birthday!”
Criminals hack accounts in social networks, and then send messages on behalf of your friend to the list of friends.They start a conversation with the banal “how are you?” and almost immediately go to complaints about life and ask for a loan. Or with the words “catch pictures from your birthday!” they send a viral file that contains personal data from the gadget, logins and passwords from personal accounts, including from bank accounts. There may be more complex machinations.
Before doing everything that the “friend” asks for, it is better to call him back and clarify whether you really need help.
Scheme 5 – “We have a lot in common, friend”
Fraudsters often hide under the guise of interesting interlocutors on forums and in groups in social networks.They make virtual friendships with a teenager on the basis of common interests and rub into trust for the sake of future benefits. When contact is established, they come up with various excuses to get the information they need.
For example, scammers ask a child to send photos of bank cards or parents’ passports. This data may be enough to steal money from an account or apply for a loan in someone else’s name.
It is important for parents to explain the basic rules of financial security to their child:
– Do not be afraid to consult with parents in financial matters, especially when it comes to purchases of a larger amount than usual.Do not send money or documents to strangers, do not buy anything from them without the knowledge of the parents.
– Do not post photos of a bank card, passport and other documents on social networks. Never tell anyone the PIN code from a bank card, as well as full details, especially the three-digit code on the back, passwords and codes from messages from the bank.
– Don’t click on suspicious links or respond to reports of sudden winnings.
– Do not transfer large amounts to the child’s card.But even small pocket money can be additionally secured. Banks allow you to set a limit on the amount of purchases and on their number per day or week. This will reduce the risk that fraudsters will write off all the money from the card at once.
– You can connect SMS or push notifications about all charges to the child’s card in order to find out about suspicious transactions in time. It is better to install antivirus on all children’s gadgets, you can also configure parental control programs.
You can also learn the rules of sound financial behavior on the information and educational resource of the Bank of Russia fincult. info. The materials on the site in a simple form deal with situations that anyone can face.
Daniil Arbatsky, according to the Kaluga branch of the Bank of Russia
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Children in the grid: to understand teenagers, psychologists become heroes of computer games
They look almost like ordinary people.But it is worth penetrating deeper into their world, you immediately realize that these are alien creatures that are completely different from us. Now they cry, then they laugh. They read Kafka and retell it with obscenities. They want closeness and push everyone away. They worry about the shape of their ears and do not wash their hair for weeks. These are teenagers. The most ordinary Russian citizens are from 12 to 20 years old. The psychology of adolescents is a big and serious scientific problem. To understand it, you need more than one hundred doctoral dissertations. The most advanced psychologists took the risk of starting work right in the environment of adolescents – on the Internet. It’s almost like an expedition to unknown aboriginal lands.
I try in vain to find meaning in this dialogue.
“He’s not there,” says Artem, an employee of the Perekrestok psychological center, and at the same time greets the newly arrived player in the chat. – What they say is irrelevant in this case. It’s just a way for them to be together. They generate some kind of nonsense, but no one leaves the chat.
Artem explains to me the essence of a new experimental technique, with the help of which psychologists are trying to understand how the conditions of growing up the Internet environment are changing and how effective it is to come into contact with adolescents on their “Internet territory”.
Methodology: from gateways to virtuality
Earlier, Artyom and his colleagues walked the real routes of Moscow, looked for teenage companies, approached them and struck up a conversation.
– And what, just like that, teenagers easily entered into a dialogue with psychologists? – I am surprised.
– In general, yes. There is a myth that teenage companies are very private. In fact, they have a lot of curiosity about those who come. Of course, you need to approach carefully.We always asked permission: they have a reverent attitude to their space. First, they check how you can communicate, how you can not. They provoke. They can be rude, lie. But over time they get used to it and even begin to share their problems: boredom, being brought to the police, a drinking father, the game on the computer does not start …
Not so long ago, the “evening patrol” of psychologists from the “Perekrestok” center began to notice that there were fewer and fewer children on the street. The benches and gazebos are empty. Where have the companies gone?
“We thought they had moved to the Internet,” says Artem, “and decided to follow them.We chose one of the most common games – Dragon Nest, got characters and began to chat with teenage characters online.
The gathering place is a clearing under the virtual tree. You can take a break from battles in the chat, one of them is marked with the word “PSYCHOLOGISTS”. Twice a week at exactly seven in the evening, Hohn and Chris, that is, Artem and Christina, enter the chat. By the way, their characters are quite pumped up, otherwise it is problematic to gain authority among adolescents.
“At first we had the feeling that nothing was happening,” Artem recalls.- There were exits when it was not possible to communicate with anyone at all. We looked for different forms of interaction, and over time, children began to recognize us. And some are even added to our social networks. For us, unlike real communication, it can be difficult to remember or recognize them: in real life, a teenager, well, will repaint his hair at most. And here the character can be anything and can be called whatever you want. For example, “Evil Titties” is a boy. Or Butterfly Orgasm, it’s a girl.
In the chat room, meanwhile, there is a discussion about how to deal with gambling addiction. “I see, they won’t help me here,” one of the participants writes and leaves the site. According to Kirill Khlomov, PhD in Psychology, head of the Perekrestok Center, many teenagers spend 6-8 hours a day on the Internet.
– At the same time, adolescents often perceive their “hanging on the Internet” as an obsessive state, – explains Artem. – They hear about addiction, there is a feeling of guilt. Look, the girl writes: “I am spending my summer nowhere.” This is a common complaint they have – of boredom and meaninglessness.
Object: virtual meadow and real life
– What is the difference between Internet communication and real communication in the yard? – I ask Artyom.
– More aggression, often a senseless stream of abuse. As if they are trying to relieve tension in this way. There are many feelings, but it is difficult for adolescents to express them. A bench in the yard is a concrete habitable space. A virtual glade is an abstract territory. And, oddly enough, there is less security: you never know for sure whether you are violating someone’s boundaries or not.You can understand this in Internet communication only by the topics that are touched upon in the chat – how personal they are. On the street, we talk to the whole company as a whole. Immediately, the contacts are more superficial and more isolated. Someone entered the chat, someone left, topics switch instantly. Again, it is not always clear who is talking to you.
There are hundreds of friends on the web. But this is not a friendship that will last forever. Here everyone is with everyone and everyone is with no one.
But if the conversation turns out, the characters talk about the same thing as real teenagers in the yard: loneliness, boredom, the exam, “how to get a girl”, “why no one understands me”, Putin and Ukraine, close relationships, teachers and meaninglessness …They are interested in psychologists: “And what, you also get paid money for playing and trolling shkolota ?! O! And I want it too! I am also a psychologist, better than you – born! Take me to work. ”
I remember my “real life” as a teenager: if I had problems, I spent hours with my friend and I spent hours procrastinating details and “what to do now” under an old pear in the yard, and it would never occur to me to share with cartoon characters named “ Evil Titties “and” Butterfly Orgasm “. Who, moreover, constantly leave the chat, but other, no less exotic characters are constantly connected to the topic of my conversation.
“Indeed, in a real courtyard company, personal contact was very valuable,” Artem nods in response to my doubts. – On the Internet, you can post your problem and quickly get feedback, but it’s not so important from whom.
“How many friends do you have?” – the guys ask each other. The account on social networks goes into the hundreds. They are all interchangeable to one degree or another. Personal, long-term, irreplaceable friendships are becoming rare. The boundaries are blurring: everyone is with everyone, and everyone is with no one.
Scientific Discussion: Evil or Resource?
The Internet is a new reality for adolescents, a new platform for the formation of personality and social competencies. And here the split of psychologists into two camps begins.
The more conservative believe that the Internet is a total evil and should be abolished immediately. Because the personality should be formed according to the laws described long ago in the textbook of developmental psychology, and the Internet distracts from this. Besides, it is fraught with many other dangers.
Another group of psychologists honestly admits that they do not know exactly how the new conditions affect the formation of a teenager. This is still an unexplored question. Not that the internet is an unambiguous boon. Still, there is a new network reality, and teenagers do something in it, satisfy some of their needs.
“We don’t know much about adolescents even without the Internet,” admits Diana Koroleva, analyst at the Center for the Study of Contemporary Childhood, Institute of Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics.“And Internet technologies make it possible to observe adolescents more effectively and openly. Account changes, status, pictures, groups that teenagers subscribe to, the way of communication – all this is the documented new reality of the modern teenager.
The research, which Diana conducts under the guidance of Doctor of Psychology Katerina Polivanova, is called “Social networks: the new reality of adolescent communication”. In addition to research interest, psychologists see great pedagogical potential in the Internet space.
– This is a job in adolescent territory. And they quite easily, according to my observations, let adults go there. The difficulties lie in the fact that many teachers do not own social networks themselves, and it becomes more difficult for them to master this space with age.
– What might it look like?
– There are, conditionally, two types of use of social networks. In the first case, the teacher through social networks simply makes some educational materials available: you can give an assignment and check it right there. And the second one is more interesting, it is, in fact, the establishment of a new relationship between teacher and student.Another distance. Another key of dialogue. And maybe other content.
There is also an opinion that the Internet performs an evolutionary function in shaping the society of the future.
– A key challenge in modern society is temptation. Everything is too accessible: things, delicious food, sex, pleasure. It’s too easy to choke, – says Kirill Khlomov. “And it’s hard to keep the value of it all. It takes the ability to fairly strong self-regulation in order not to dissolve in endless and superficial self-gratification.
– Is the Internet a source of simple temptations?
– Exactly. The risks associated with the formation of a teenager in the Internet space is the modern “battle with the mammoth”. Evolutionary selection: those who die will lose themselves, roughly speaking, will not leave offspring and will die out. But others will shape the type of person of tomorrow, the kind that the society of the future will need. Therefore, it is interesting and important to study both adolescents and this environment. And help them. There is a lot of room here for companies that create computer games.In fact, it is more profitable for them not to “add” a teenager to this or that game, but to create a “smart” space that will meet the needs of the participants and become more than a game. It is already becoming. This is the future.
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Key words of a teenager
Boredom. Teenagers miss a lot, and it is important for them to be bored together. Empty talk for hours, nothing to do, nowhere to go. Obviously, boredom is important: it’s a pause.But she is terribly annoying to rational and effective adults: “Isn’t it interesting for you ?!” In fact, he is interested in everything, but he still cannot figure it out. Including your feelings.
Extreme Teenagers do not just worry about all sorts of nonsense, they really get involved in extreme situations all the time. Adolescents are characterized by very high mortality rates: injuries, dubious adventures, suicidal behavior – it can be enumerated for a long time.They need intense experiences, adrenaline. And if there is no “over”, then life seems empty, and they complain of boredom. Loneliness. Even in large groups, teens feel lonely. This is one of the most common complaints psychologists face. On the one hand, “I don’t need anyone,” on the other, “Oh, horror! Nobody needs me!”. They feel misunderstood by others, but the problem is that they cannot always understand themselves.
Competition. Teenagers compete with each other and with adults.This is an attempt to determine your status. Both popularity (number of likes) and the question “who is in charge, who is in the lead?” Are important here. Sometimes adults, when faced with adolescent competition, themselves respond from a child’s position, and this looks strange. Because in fact, a teenager is not fighting for a specific object, it is a test of strength. And the task of an adult is to clearly maintain psychological boundaries.
Relations. This is the teenager’s main focus. He learns to keep distance, to come closer, to show trust or caution.Trying on different roles. The paradox is that, very much in need of relationships, adolescents still do not know how to build them properly and therefore often romanticize the image of a “lone wolf”. And this image easily gets along in their head with suffering that there are not many likes under the new avatar.
Body. The relationship with him is often confusing and painful. It changes too quickly and unpredictably. And is this my body at all? What does it allow itself? Mine should be better.The teenager looks at himself in the mirror with disgust. “Thick”, “frail”, “pimples”, “the nose is terrible.” You need to get a tattoo and get pierced. Dye your hair green. It is not necessary to wash them. As well as brushing your teeth and changing socks.
Fiction. When a teenager is confidential and tells stories about himself, it often feels like a thriller. It is impossible to understand what is true, what is fiction, what is exaggeration. Through the story of his misfortunes, the teenager gets the attention of others. And at the same time, talking, he himself is convinced of his own exclusivity.
Death. Teenagers do not have a concept of personal death – how is it “I will cease to exist” ?! Because this very “I” is in the process of formation and it is not clear who will die. Of course, adolescents know that they are mortal, but they do not feel it. Moreover, thinking about death, they seem to check the boundaries of their “immortality” when they climb on roofs, jump from bridges, get into someone else’s car and commit other madness. “I was on the edge here, and there, and I am still alive, which means that death does not concern me personally.”
Trolling. In a close-knit group of teenagers, it is often a communication style. Tough, but out of friendship: “You can talk to me like that, and let the other just try.” In this way, adolescents simultaneously set boundaries and entertain themselves and each other by exercising their wit. There is trolling as a symptom of bullying – when a teenager did not give “consent” to such jokes, but ended up in the role of a victim for one reason or another. Trolling is often used to indicate hierarchy: who can troll whom and how.
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Global informatization itself bears a progressive character, including for the younger generation.But, unfortunately, one of the negative phenomena of modern society is the steady growth of the population’s dependence on modern information and telecommunication devices. Recently, children from preschool age have fallen into this risk group. If 10 years ago, perhaps, the only opportunity for a child to work on the Internet were home (school) stationary computers, now, with the development of mobile communications and mobile “smart” devices, it has become possible to get into the World Wide Web almost anywhere and in any time.
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That is why it has become much more difficult to control the movement of a child on the Internet, his circle of virtual acquaintances. Considering that the virtual world provides any person with a lot of unexplored opportunities and a large amount of information, often unverified and unverifiable, the child’s natural curiosity, the seeming safety of working with the Internet, similar to a game, any threat can become highly dangerous.Unfortunately, the virtual world, into which an unprepared little person falls, carries a large number of new threats, to which we are far from always ready to fight. Many of them not only negatively affect the child’s psyche, but can also entail more serious consequences. And a long stay at the computer in itself is a threat to the health of the child, namely vision, posture, muscles, joints.
According to statistics, the monthly audience of children in the Russian segment of the Internet is about 9 million people aged 6 to 14, or almost 9% of the total audience of the Russian segment of the Internet.According to the same statistics, the time that Russian children spend on the Internet averages 14 hours a week, i.e. on average 2 hours every day.
At the same time, about 94% of parents with underage Internet users believe that adults should monitor which sites children visit.
Parents explain their opinion by the fact that there is a lot of harmful information on the Internet that is not intended for children – this is the opinion of 49% of respondents (43% in 2013). Another 28% are sure that children in general need to be monitored, educated and try to protect them, 10% of parents are convinced that children still do not understand what is and is not allowed on the Internet.Only 2% of respondents argue the need to control the sites visited by the child, the danger of the Internet for the child’s psyche.
In the course of the study, parents were asked who is responsible for the safety of their children online. The answers were distributed as follows (several could be chosen): 78% blame the responsibility on the parents, 52% consider the owners of websites and applications to be responsible, 42% of the answers came from government agencies that supervise the Internet, and 13% blame the school and teachers , 12% – on the children themselves.
What threats are posed by the Internet?
It is for parents that we would like to clarify what threats are awaiting a child on the Internet. They can be divided into two types. The first is the dangers that await any Internet user, regardless of age. Here they are:
- Malicious programs that are downloaded automatically when you browse websites. Some of them allow you to organize access to your computer. To minimize this danger, you should use only licensed software in the first place.The child must learn that no legal and safe software should be left without antivirus protection!
- Gaining access to information of a sexual nature or other inappropriate information (drugs, suicide, etc.).
- Loading of “pirated” programs, music and video files.
Here you should recommend not to visit suspicious sites, up to the prohibition of visiting them using the settings in the software (later we will dwell on this in more detail) and regularly conduct explanatory conversations with children.
- Providing personal data about yourself and other people. The child must learn that it is impossible to disclose passwords or other similar information to anyone and send messages, call somewhere, send money based on information on the Internet. And that even if he wants to help someone, then adults must be informed.
- Blackmail by malefactors, intimidation, communication with strangers, possibly mentally unhealthy people.
The latter can lead to the most dangerous consequences, namely, to communicate with people with unknown intentions, whom they met on the Internet.It is important to explain to children that a pedophile may be hiding behind a photo with a quite nice peer.
The second most dangerous is harmful information about drugs, suicide, sexual perversion, self-harm.
Well, and, probably, the most difficult thing to solve is the elimination of the child’s Internet addiction. Such a threat cannot be cured by computer or other technical means.
How to monitor a child?
At the same time, modern information technologies offer a number of special means to restrict a child from inappropriate content.
Almost all leading antivirus vendors offer the Parental Control function. Enabling this mode gives you a lot of opportunities: from limiting the time a child spends on the network to blocking sites with prohibited content.
You can also find individual Parental Control programs on the Internet. These programs are most often inexpensive but effective tools.
Parental Control functions can be built into operating systems.You can assign a child as an individual user, set limits on the time of using the computer, enable blocking of the installation of new programs, set up search engine filtering mechanisms.
Telecom operators also offer their services to parents. For example, they can limit the time a child spends on the Internet, provide a report on the sites visited.
As for the use by children of social networks that are ambiguous from the point of view of upbringing, you can go to extreme measures – block them in the programs and functions of “Parental Control” or open access from a certain age.The most effective means for protecting children from dangerous information are still active participation in the child’s life of his parents, trusting relationships, and, of course, computer literacy of the parents themselves. At the same time, the owners of these resources are finalizing them and some of them already have filtering mechanisms, for example, communicating only with friends.
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And the final important advice to parents! The Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media has created an appropriate resource on the Internet, through which from citizens, legal entities, individual entrepreneurs, state authorities, local authorities, information about the presence of illegal information on the pages of sites.The resource is available at the Internet address: http://eais.rkn.gov.ru. If the specialists of Roskomnadzor, at your suggestion, are convinced that the information posted on the Internet is contrary to the law, they will restrict its placement.
According to the results of a survey conducted by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) in Russia in 2015, 51% of parents believe that the Internet is generally useful for children, and 30% are sure of the opposite. It is interesting that residents of megalopolises more often note the benefits of the Internet for children: 69% versus 46% among residents of small towns.When asked why the Internet is useful, 22% of parents of young Internet users noted a large amount of useful, interesting information and its prompt search, 20% are sure that children develop using the Internet, only 7% believe that the Internet is needed to study at school, and 3% answered that now the child cannot do without the Internet.
According to information: http://www.inform22.ru. Photo: gomamablog.com, perec.info, www.nts.su.
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Kids in the Grid: Is Information Security Online Possible?
At the beginning of March, at the site of the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference “Information Security and Children”, an online discussion was held on the prospects for creating a safe environment for children on the Internet, organized and moderated by founder and head of the center of marketing technologies “Smart Country”, founder of the social project “Family 3.0 “Olga Ruchieva and President of the ANO” Innovative Center for the Development and Education of Children and Youth “Ekaterina Averkieva.
Public figures and businessmen shared their experience of creating and promoting “positive content” in the network. It is interesting that the views of the participants in the conference on the mechanisms for solving this problem were sometimes diametrically opposed. Some said that the most effective way is state regulation of Internet content, including through the implementation of the provisions of the federal law “On the protection of children from harmful information.”Others expressed confidence that solely state regulation in this matter will not work.
“It is necessary to actively involve children and adolescents themselves in promoting positive content among young people. And you also need to work with families, as children raised in a toxic atmosphere usually seek solace in the most destructive online content. ”
Co-founder of the digital agency “Nectarine” Evgeny Gavrilin .
Collaboration with opinion leaders of today’s youth was also named as an effective mechanic.
“It is better to spend budget money on partnership with leaders of the youth audience. Even if they are incomprehensible to our generation “
Supervisor of the Expert and Analytical Center “Scientific and Educational Policy” Evgeny Szhenov .
Many educational organizations are already attracting “stars” of the youth audience for cooperation. Thus, the Prosveshchenie Group of Companies engaged the popular tiktoker Danya Milokhin in a project on the topic of domestic tourism.And for the second year in a row, “Enlightenment” has been working on a reality series, which is entirely done by teenagers – from the script and work in the frame to editing and voice acting.
“Competent synergy of adults and children in working on positive content will solve the problem of a“ safe Internet ”as efficiently as possible. Both the state and business have the resources for this. In addition, there are quite a few companies that are seriously investing in nurturing a “smart consumer”. ”
Director of External Communications, Prosveshchenie Group of Companies Kristina Kolesnikova .
The panellists gave many examples of creating positive content for young people. Among them – the international competition “Tell the world about your homeland” and the all-Russian competition “Anthem of Russia in clear words”, where children not only create works, but then post them on the network.
Another example is the .Children domain, where a positive Internet space has existed for many years. All sites with an address in the .Children domain are connected to a monitoring system that allows you to find and quickly eliminate vulnerabilities and negative content.So sites in this domain always remain positive and safe for little users.
A good example is the youth environmental projects of the +1 City portal.
“Recently we have conducted a series of ecological quests addressed to the children’s audience, but with the active participation of adults. We do not avoid talking about problems, but at the same time we always offer options for overcoming them. Even poignant questions can be presented in a positive and constructive manner. ”
project manager +1 City Ksenia Toporkova .
Experts noted the low level of media literacy and media culture of modern schoolchildren. And they noted that it needs to be increased. One of the projects that is geared towards solving this problem is the Explore the Internet – Manage It platform, created with the support of Rostelecom. The project includes an interactive portal with educational games, a quiz with three hundred exciting questions about the Internet and digital technologies, an application with tests, an Internet dictionary. The platform regularly hosts online tournaments and digital literacy championships.
“How to fill the Internet with positive content? Create it as much as possible with children and adolescents. Young users are always in trend and know exactly what topic is relevant in the world of digital technologies ”
Head of Social Projects of the Coordination Center for RU / RF Domains Victoria Bunchuk .
In addition, the experts urged parents to give their children as much free time as necessary so that they do not feel “unnecessary.”
“When there is no supportive parent next to the child, the child looks for consolation on the Internet and sets dubious resources for himself as an authority”
clinical psychologist Liana Raevskaya .
Experts noted that the world is actively changing and soon not only people, but also artificial intelligence will create “positive content”.
“It is obvious that the responsibility for positive content on the Internet does not lie solely with the state.It is important for the authors of resources intended for children not to pursue the hype thoughtlessly, but to take into account the basic norms of morality in the process of creating content. And of course, taking into account the development of new technologies in the media, including machine learning, it is already important for us today to put humane algorithms in the learning process of artificial intelligence “- founder and head of the Smart Country marketing technology center, founder of the Family 3.0 social project Olga Ruchev.
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