ArmInfo. Beeline and World Vision Armenia on December 8 summed up the joint program "Children's safety in the Internet network". According to the Beeline press- service, within the framework of this program, 30 lectures were conducted in Yerevan, Talin and Kapan for 600 students during the year, during which children, their parents or guardians got acquainted with the necessary rules and mechanisms of safety on the Internet.
"By providing services via the Internet, we are interested in ensuring security in the network, and the best way for this is learning. For children participating in the project "Safety of Children Online", special training events were held on the rules and mechanisms of safety on the Internet. In the framework of this project, parents are informed about the principles of safe use of social networking tools to effectively monitor children's behavior on the Internet and possible risks. The courses for teachers familiarized them with the principles of monitoring the on-line behavior of schoolchildren," Beeline Director General in Armenia Andrei Pyatakhin said.
The head of the program Zhirayr Edilyan noted that today the issue of online security is relevant all over the world. "We attach special importance to cooperation with Beeline, which allows us to convey very important knowledge to community residents. The issue of child safety on the Internet is very relevant, as many parents and children are not properly protected in the Internet network. According to our data, 57% of parents and 35% of children are not familiar with the measures that must be taken in case of a threat, "he said.
According to the source, during the final event there was also an exhibition of posters on the topic "Safe Network", where the works of students from Yerevan and Talin schools were presented, after which a quiz was held for all participants.
The joint project of Beeline and World Vision Armenia "Safety of Children Online" started in March 2017, which was provided in Yerevan, Kapan and Talin. The goal of the program is to increase the awareness of children, their parents and educators about ways to use the Internet safely. Participants - 600 children and adolescents aged 7-18 years, as well as 90 parents and 30 teachers.
"VEON Armenia" CJSC (Beeline trademark) belongs to the Veon group of companies, which is one of the world's largest integrated telecom operators. The group includes communications companies providing voice and data services based on a wide range of wireless and fixed-line technologies, as well as broadband Internet access to more than 200 million subscribers in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The companies of the group provide services under the brands Beeline, Kyivstar, Wind, Mobilink, Banglalink and Djezzy.