MTS and UNICEF told school children how they can to protect themselves from bullying on the Internet

#InternetWithoutBullying

01 November 2022
Афиша проекта Интернет без буллинга - лицо мальчика, прикрытое наполовину экраном смартфона
UNICEF Belarus/2022

How not to become a victim of cyberbullying and where to get help if you have faced bullying on the Internet? The first open lecture for school children was held at Minsk Gymnasium No.18. The meeting was held within the framework of the #InternetWithoutBullying project, which MTS is implementing together with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus.

About 80 6-8th grade pupils attended a lecture and met Illyana Matviyenko, educational psychologist at the Republican Center for Psychological Assistance, and Andrey Sidenko, head of the Children's Online Security at Kaspersky Lab.

Illyana Matviyenko told the participants what cyberbullying is and what to do if a child encounters it, where to go and what tools are available to help.

Оборудование для съемок и экран с афишей проекта
UNICEF Belarus/2021

Cybersecurity specialist Andrey Sidenko joined the lecture online and spoke about the universal rules for online security: how to correctly set up an account on social networks, set passwords and avoid hacking so that scammers would not get personal data. The children were also told about the need to protect computers and mobile devices with antivirus programs.

The experts also answered children's questions. In addition, all the participants received gifts: a workbook "How to protect yourself from online bullying and not become a hater yourself", where the topic is explained in easy words and alternates with creative and practical exercises.

The meeting in Minsk Gymnasium No.18 was the first offline lecture for secondary school pupils, which was held within the framework of a joint project of MTS and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus #InternetWithoutBullying. The initiative is aimed at preventing bullying of children and adolescents on the Internet. The project also promotes free tools to help victims: a 24-hour hotline and an online psychological consultation.
Read more about the #InternetWithoutBullying project here.

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