Viacheslav Tikhomirov Head of Communications UNICEF Russia
Overview General Characteristics of Russia POPULATION 141.9 million MAJOR CITIES(population 1,000,000+) Moscow St Petersburg Novosibirsk Yekaterinburg Nizhny Novgorod INTERNET PENETRATION 43% (Daily users: 33%) MOBILE INTERNET PENETRATION 18% MOBILE PHONE OWNERSHIP 86%
Environment General Characteristics of the RuNet
Digital Access And Activities RuNet Children socialize online
____________________________ Digital Activism on the Russian Blogosphere Behavioral Online Trends 7.4 million blogs 6.9 millionpersonal blogs 500,000communities 5% of the world blogosphereare Russian Language Blogs
Safety Risks for Russian Young People Using ICTs Safety Risks Malicious Software and Fraud / Child as recipient Exposure to AdultContent / Child as recipient Exposure to Gruesome or Extremist Content / Child as recipient Dissemination of Personal Information/ Child as recipient Cyber-bullying / being bullied & bullying others Meeting Strangers/ Child as participant Production of Child Abuse Images/Videos / Child as participant
RuYouth: Vulnerable to Cyberbullying Safety Risks
Safety Risks What information do Russian Adolescents put online?
Recommendations Recommendations Energize an informal working group to update the study on a regular basis (once a year). Results of the study to be shared w/ key opinion leaders and quoted in a call for action throughout variety of channels and occasions. Further develop partnership w/ Google, Microsoft. Generate primary data through the biggest social network on the topic of cyber bullying or other agreed topics. Collaborate with DOC on adapting a primary data survey on use of ICT to focus on marginalized groups such as rural children/teens, or those living in institutions. Initiate planning, partnership building and organizing of nationwide education campaign on an agreed aspect of ICT use to optimize safety while balancing opportunities.