Russian Safer Internet Centre
Last updated: 2021-01-25
About our SID activities
The traditional form of Safer Internet Day (SID) activities in Russia is Safe Runet Week which will be held this year sfrom 2-9 February, covering over 60 regions. This year most of the activities will be held online or in the combined online+offline format. Safe Runet Week will finish with the Digital Safety Forum CSD-2021 which will be held on Safer Internet Day itself.
What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
Creating a better internet means providing knowledge and awareness, increasing the amount of positive content online, supporting responsible approaches to the use of online services, and ensuring definite respect to human rights and freedoms. That is what the activities of Safer Internet Centre are pointed towards.
The Russian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) has existed since 2008 to promote a safer and better use of the internet and mobile technologies among children and young people.
The awareness centre runs a set of awareness-raising activities for different target audiences including events, awareness tools, training and promotion of a positive online environment. It serves as a centre of expertise for the industry and decision-making bodies, including the legislative process, and co-organises safer and positive internet events and campaigns in partnership with industry and NGOs.
Helpline activities include consulting in difficult life situations for children and parents, primarily online environment issues including bullying, sexting, consulting on safety issues, and so on. Also, he helpline actively participates in raising the professional level of other Russian child and parent consulting services.
The hotline is a tool for anonymous reporting about illegal content of different types (child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and grooming, bullying and scenes of child humiliation, racism/xenophobia and propaganda of terrorism, distribution of narcotics, special reporting forms for missing children cases, online frauds, and so on). The hotline performs assessment of reported content and initiates notice and takedown procedures about illegal content.