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EU Kids Online 

In brief

Russian school children are active internet users: over 90% spend three to five hours online daily while communicating, exchanging information and playing games. Unlike their European peers, Russian children have more freedom online, and, as a result, are exposed more to various online threats. Poor risk awareness among parents and teachers, undefined policies in the internet space, the low level of digital competency of both children and adults are among the main issues addressed by our specialists at the Foundation for Internet Development day to day.

 

Highlights

  • The results of the Foundation’s research have been widely used by government authorities while they work on legislative acts related to protecting child from harmful information on the internet.
  • The Foundation closely collaborates with the leading Russian and international companies on information security and digital literacy among children and teenagers (MTS, MGTS, Google Russia etc.)
  • The Foundation has developed digital literacy programmes for teenagers and teachers that have been recommended for fuse in education by the Russian Department of Education and Science.

Russian team

Galina Soldatova RU

Galina Soldatova is Professor and Vice-Dean of the Department of Psychology, Moscow State University (Lomonosov) and a Corresponding Fellow at the Russian Academy of Education. She is the Director of the Foundation for Internet Development and coordinated the research projects "My Safe Net 2009" and "Russian Kids Online 2010-11". She is a chief editor of the journal "Children in the Information Society". Research interests include cross-cultural psychology, psychology of tolerance and xenophobia, identity development, psychology of the internet and the socialisation of children and adolescents. 

 
 
Elena Rasskazova RU

Elena Rasskazovais a teaching assistant in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her special interests are health psychology, self-regulation and its disorders, self-regulation and coping in Internet use and quantitative methods.

 
Ekaterina Zotova RU

Ekaterina Zotova is a research psychologist at the Foundation for Internet Development, a research fellow at the Federal Institute of Educational Development and a PhD student at Moscow State University. She participated as a research team member in the research projects "My Safe Net 2009" and "Russian Kids Online 2010-11". Her research interests are identity development, social adaptation and socialization, online communication, coping with online-risks. 

 
Polina Roggendorf RU

Polina Roggendorf is a psychologist at the Foundation for Internet Development and a PhD student at the Moscow State University. She participated as a research team member in the research project "Russian Kids Online 2010-11". Her interests include emotional intelligence, emotions, online-risks, coping, online communication

 
Maria Lebesheva RU

Maria Lebesheva is a research psychologist, Foundation for Internet Development. She participated as a research team member in the research project "Russian Kids Online 2010-11". Her research interests are online risks and threats, impact of the internet on physical and mental health of children and adolescents.

 

 

Vladimir Shlyapnikov, PhD, is Director of Social Projects at the Foundation for Internet Development. Vladimir is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategic Research in Education of the Russia Academy of Education. His research interests include the influence of information technologies and the new digital lifestyle on the psychological and personal development of children and teenagers.  

 
MarinaGeer
Marina Geer is a research team member, Foundation for Internet Development. Her scholarly interests include internet safety, virtual education, cultural and emotional intelligence, and cross-cultural communication. 
 

Links 

Russian Helpline "Kids Online"
Tel. 8 800 25 000 15
Site: detionline.com/helpline
e-mail: helpline@detionline.com |

Reports

Russian report|

Summary of Russian report|

Presentations

Soldatova, G. (2011) European and Russian school children: challenges and risks of online socialization, presentation at the EU Kids Online workshop, Ljuljana, 27th-29th January|.

Contact:

Galina Soldatova
Foundation for Internet Development
Moscow, Presnensky val, 17.
Tel./fax +7 499 702 83 43
www.detionline.com|

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