The Office of the President of Ukraine invites parents and children to take part in the development of a National Strategy for the Protection of Children on the Internet by taking part in an online survey.
In mid-September the Vice-Prime Minister, the Minister of Digital Transformation, the Commissioner for Children's Rights, and representatives of relevant Ministries agreed on a plan of work on the development of a National Strategy for the Protection of Children on the Internet at the Office of the President. Parents and children can get involved in developing this strategy. To do this, answer the questions of the experts in an online survey by November 3.
“92% of children in Ukraine under 12 have access to the Internet. The Internet offers many opportunities for them, but there are many risks. Cyberbullying, online violence, grooming (establishing a trusting relationship with a child for further sexual intercourse, blackmail, exploitation. - Ed.), etc. That is why we have started the preparatory phase of the development of the National Strategy for the Protection of Children on the Internet Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights Mykola Kuleba said.
Development of the National Strategy includes the following stages:
1. To conduct research on the current state of the problem in Ukraine, including through online surveys of parents and children, as well as public, social and private sector partners.
2. To organize the visit of international experts to Ukraine, which is scheduled for November 11-15 this year, in order to establish further cooperation.
3. To develop and present the recommendations of the International Telecommunication Union, to discuss experience and create a plan of action to develop a strategy (December 18-19 this year).
The recommendations of the international experts, developed with the participation of relevant representatives of the Ukrainian state, public and private sectors, will form the basis of a future strategy for the protection of children on the Internet, which will be developed next year.
Online questionnaires can be found on the Ministry of Education and Science website at the link.