Conference focuses on children, safety, and internet
The internet is growing rapidly and its impact on children is real, it was said at the National Conference on Safety of Children on the Internet and Safe Usage.Source: B92
"The fact is that the internet is a rapidly growing area, but it is also an area that is still outside of the regulatory process. This is not a virtual world, ot escape from real life, but a part of our everyday life, which has an impact on our children, for better or worse," said Deputy Telecommunications Minister Nebojša Vasiljević.
State Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Nenad Borovčanin presented a campaign against online hate speech ("No hate speech") and called on relevant conference participants to join the work of the National Committee for the Fight Against Hate Speech on the Internet.
Ivan Jelić from the B92 Fund presented the activities of the Safer Internet Center in Serbia in the first year of operation, the experience and the most important challenges in the area of child protection, but also of other internet users. Activities implemented by other national authorities, national and international organizations in Serbia, as well as activities that all relevant actors plan for the future, were also presented.
Australian Ambassador to Serbia Helena Studdert spoke about the ways in which the issue of internet safety was tackled in Australia, as well as the local experiences and the national strategy for the area.
Another speaker during the gathering on combating illegal online activities was Branko Stamenković, the special prosecutor for cyber crime.
The conference was held at the Deputies Club in Belgrade, and was organized by the competent ministry in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Foundation B92 Fund, as part of the "Click safely - Safer Internet Center Serbia."
The gathering brought together representatives of relevant ministries of the Republic of Serbia, judicial, regulatory agencies, school districts, the corporate sector, NGOs and international organizations, and representatives of organizations working to improve the safety of children and other users of internet and communications technologies, as well as promoting safe use of the internet.