More than 60% of Russians supported a ban on children under 14 years of age to use social networks

More than 60% of Russians supported a ban on children under 14 years of age to use social networks

MOSCOW, 10 APR — RIA Novosti. The majority of Russians (62%) support a legislative initiative on the prohibition of children under 14 years old use social networks, it follows from the results of a survey of the all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM).

Earlier the Deputy of legislative Assembly of Leningrad region Vladimir Petrov told RIA Novosti, a Federal bill that would ban the use of social networks for children, whose age has not reached 14 years of age. The document also implies the rules that when you register the owner of the service will be required to check passport data of Russian and foreign citizens. In case of violation of this requirement, he will be obliged to pay a fine from 100 thousand to 300 thousand rubles.

According to the study, against the initiative expressed a third of citizens (35%), primarily residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

When it comes to regulating the use of social networks for all citizens, the level of disagreement increases markedly. So, 52% negatively perceived the offer of registration in social networks on the passport. While with understanding and support about the idea, 39% of respondents.

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“A high level of support initiatives for the introduction of additional measures of legal regulation in social networks is primarily due to the fact that Russians today perceive the Internet in a number of sources of a wide range of security threats, ranging from simple fraud to creating groups of suicide, which primarily involve young people,” — commented the results of the research practice leader of information policy and communication technologies VTSIOM Kirill Rodin.

The survey was conducted April 6 in the course of telephone interviews with 600 respondents. The sample is based on the complete list of phone numbers involved in the territory of the Russian Federation.