"Now, as a way to ensure the safety of children on the Internet, prohibitive measures are proposed: limited access to resources on the Internet, parental control, and so on, but these measures have shown insufficient effectiveness. 68% of children face threats on the Internet, 48% suffer mentally, physically or financially. Accordingly, it is necessary to increase the digital literacy of children and develop their information selectivity," Peshkova said.
She noted that it is worth instilling in a child the rules of behavior on the Internet by implementing this process in a playful way. It should be useful content prepared by psychologists, teachers and lawyers, but at the same time interesting and colorful to attract the attention of the child.
"For example, teenagers get into the virtual world in the cyberpunk style, experience various adventures and at the same time master the rules of safe behavior on the network and get tools to solve problems that have already arisen," the expert added.
In addition, according to the expert, it is important to develop a child's selectivity for the content that he consumes on the Internet. In addition to the fact that there are a lot of bad things on the Internet, it is also an excellent resource for finding useful information, mastering new skills. In this regard, it is important for parents and society to provide a child with high-quality digital entertainment.
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