Two-thirds of Russians approved a ban on the use of social networks to 14 years

About 62 percent of Russians support the initiative of the legislative prohibition of children under 14 years of age use social networks. This is evidenced by data survey of the national center for the study of public opinion (VTSIOM), published on the website of the organization.

Against the proposal was one-third of respondents (35 percent).

The initiative of registration in social networks on the passport negatively perceived by 52 percent of respondents. The idea was supported by 39 percent of study participants.

The telephone poll was conducted April 6. It was attended by 600 people, the probability of error does not exceed 4.5 percent.

Earlier in April, the legislative Assembly of Leningrad region has developed a draft law “On the legal regulation of social networks”, proposes to prohibit use of the Internet to children up to 14 years. The rest of the citizens has to specify the passport data and to create only one account under his real name. The breach prompted to fine the social network and users.

At the end of March the Ombudsman for children under the President of Russia Anna Kuznetsova to discuss the proposed ban on registration in social networks to 14 years.