The children’s Ombudsman proposed to prohibit the registration in social networks to 14 years

Anna Kuznetsova

Ombudsman for children under the President of Russia Anna Kuznetsova suggested to consider all the possible ways to monitor kids on the Internet, including a ban on registration in social networks to 14 years. On Wednesday, March 22, RIA Novosti reported.

“Parents, as they say, nobody forbids to deny. And here if this request is actually from the parent community will be relevant, let’s consider all the options,” she told reporters.

The Ombudsman also said that to fully protect children from the Internet is impossible, because it performs useful functions, for example, helps in the educational process.

In January 2017 in Russia began to acquire the popular game “the Blue whale”, the rules of which children are given the quest “curators”, and the ultimate goal is the death. On the background of alleged frequent cases of suicides that students commit to fulfilling these jobs, March 10, the Russian government supported the bill to increase criminal liability for incitement of a minor to suicide. In the criminal code may be introduced a new article, under which punishment for such conduct would entail the deprivation of liberty for a term up to six years.

The issue of security of adolescents on the Internet in the country has worsened in the past year, and in November of 2016, was detained by the administrator of the group of death in “Vkontakte” Philip Bodaken (known online under the name Philip Fox), contributed to the incitement of children to suicide. At that time, the investigators of Saint-Petersburg has identified 15 of the victims who was in these groups and who committed suicide.

According to the TV channel “360” in the Moscow region over the last five years have committed suicide 87 children. The region has also identified 40 adolescents who were in groups of death.