From November 28 to December 25, the All-Russian online Olympiad “Safe Internet” is taking place, during which students in grades 1-9 will be able to test their digital literacy and develop skills for safe behavior on the Internet. The Olympiad is organized by the ANO “National Priorities” with the support of the national project “Digital Economy”, the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation and VK and is held on the educational platform Uchi.ru.
“The Internet gives children and teenagers many opportunities to communicate and learn, so it’s important to protect their time online. By teaching our children how to use the internet safely, we are ensuring they have a future free from cyber threats. At the All-Russian Olympiad “Safe Internet,” children can test their level of digital literacy and consolidate the skills acquired while solving tasks. Last year, almost 2 million schoolchildren took part in the Olympiad, and this year even more participants will be able to learn how to moderate content, protect their personal information and resist scammers,” said Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Chernyshenko.
Safe online activity
The online competition is being held for the second year in a row. The objectives of the Olympiad are devoted to the rules of safe communication and shopping on the Internet, the competent use of gadgets and spam recognition. The tasks simulate situations that may arise online, for example, a dialogue with a seller on a marketplace or setting the privacy of a page on social networks. Participants must analyze each situation and choose the correct course of action. In addition, schoolchildren will become familiar with the principles of artificial intelligence using clear examples, and will also learn to confidently and correctly search for and use information on the Internet.
“For two years now, under the Digital Economy national project, an all-Russian cyber hygiene program has been operating. It teaches Russians of all ages the basics of cybersecurity. And special attention is paid to the younger generation. Using various resources, they will learn how to resist online bullying, securely store personal information, and protect game accounts from scammers. All of these are important skills that need to be instilled in children and adolescents in order to protect their online activity,” commented Acting Director of the Cyber Security Department of the Ministry of Digital Development of Russia Evgeniy Khasin.
Basic rules of digital behavior
The Olympiad is free and takes place on the educational platform Uchi.ru. To complete tasks, you must register on the online platform and go to the Olympiad page from your personal account. The Olympiad tasks are adapted for different age groups; they can be completed at home with the possible participation of parents.
“One of the priorities for VK is to use our services and technologies to provide a comfortable and safe space for interaction on the Internet. We are actively developing both technologies to protect users and educational projects that help improve digital literacy. Thanks to the Safe Internet Olympiad, schoolchildren across the country will be able to learn in an interactive format about the basic rules of digital behavior online,” shared Director of information security in educational projects VK Darina Krivosheeva.
“The basics of digital literacy and cybersecurity are an important area for modern children and adolescents. On the Internet, schoolchildren may encounter a variety of situations, so it is important to develop in children the necessary knowledge and skills for safe and comfortable navigation online, starting from the first grade, he commented Deputy General Director of Uchi.ru Sergey Veremenko. “Thanks to participation in the Olympiad, children will learn how to communicate safely on the Internet, use gadgets to their advantage, and avoid falling for the tricks of cyber fraudsters.”
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