Datagroup supported a new lesson for students of 6-8 grades “Don't lap it up – be resilient in internet” of the educational project #stop_sexting. The lesson was created with the support of the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights Mykola Kuleba. Its goal is to develop key skills of resilience to harmful content, emotional recovery after interaction with it and prevention of suicides among children as a result of content consumption on the Internet. The lesson materials include a presentation and a guide that teachers and parents can download for free from the website to use it at the lesson.
"Earlier this year, there was an explosion of news about the tragic impact of content from the Internet and social networks on children. The content on the Internet that can negatively affect the values, behavior, health and mental health of the children. At the same time, we are witnessing the effects of postcovid and prolonged lockdown. All this has a very bad effect on the mental state of children. For these reasons, together with #stop_sexting, we decided to develop a new lesson for schools to protect children from dangerous content on the Internet," said Anastasia Dyakova, Adviser on children's online safety at the office of Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, initiator of the educational project #stop_sexting.
34% of children and adolescents are online for 3 to 5 hours daily, 28% for 1-2 hours every day, 13% for 5 to 7 hours, and 10.4% for more than 7 hours daily, according to a national survey in Ukraine. One of the consequences of excessive use of the Internet is the blurring of the line between reality and the online world, when dangerous actions seem to be safe.
"For the second year in a row, we support the initiatives of the #stop_sexting project, as well as the launch of the Government Hotline on child safety on the Internet. We are confident that the new textbook will help improve the digital literacy and skills of both teachers and students. At the same time, we already see that the society has formed a demand for information that helps to cope with various online risks. For example, since the launch of Government Contact Center 1545 (select 3), more than 6,000 calls have been processed on security issues online and on social networks, bullying, sexting, and more. As a socially responsible business, we will continue to support educational projects that help raise awareness and protection on the World Wide Web,” said Mykhailo Shelemba, CEO of Datagroup.
The lesson for teachers is currently available at https://bit.ly/3szIT9q. Teachers also have the opportunity to obtain a certificate after the lesson and filling out an electronic form at https://bit.ly/3giQBTb. At the same time on April 26 at https://www.facebook.com/stopsextingua there will be a webinar "Development of skills in children for resilience to harmful content and emotional recovery", where experts will talk about the relevance of the impact of harmful content on children, the main goals and objectives of the new lesson to prevent its negative impact and how to help children recover emotionally. The event will take place on Monday, April 26, at 18:00 on the project's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stopsextingua
We also remind you that children in case of dangerous situation online and adults in doubts how to secure children online can contact the Government Contact Center 1545 (select 3) around the clock, free of charge and anonymously.