Macedonian Government to launch project against internet abuse of children
August 13, 2012
Macedonian Government will launch a project for the protection of children and youth
from illegal and harmful internet content, which represents a threat to
their proper development, said Spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgjiev at
Sunday's press conference.
The project will encompass measures and establishment
of bodies involving representatives from the whole society, coordinated
by the Ministry of Information Society and Administration.
The project will develop in four directions:
establishment of a national center for safer internet; development of a
national programme and an action plan for prevention and protection of
children and youth from internet abuse; enhancement of control and
sanctioning; and state's accession to three international associations
for protection of children from this type of threat (within the Safer Internet
Programme of the European Commission, using NGO entities INHOPE - a global network of 42 internet hotlines in 37 countries and Insafe – a network of Awareness Centres in 27 countries in the European Union, Norway, Iceland and Russia).
"The Government will focus on activities towards
uprooting harmful phenomena that represent a threat to children and
youth, their development, their values and conduct. We expect strong
support from the entire society, the civil and business sectors, media,
parents and citizens in general", stressed Gjorgjiev.
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