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Representatives of the animated film industry criticize the concept of children's information security drafted by Roskomnadzor

RAFA newsNovember 30, 2013 01:38

Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications) has brought up for a public discussion the concept of children’s information security.


According to press office of Roskomnadzor, the document aims to formulate legislative proposals concerning children’s protection from harmful information and specify legal concepts.


The concept was developed by experts and scientists from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg State University, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Higher School of Economics, Southern Federal University, the Office of the Children's Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation.


The document contains psychological and pedagogical analysis of animated cartoons for children and teenagers as well as the methodology for classification of animation by age categories.  The concept has been placed on Roskomnadzor website http://rkn.gov.ru/mass-communications/p700/p701/  and now is open for a discussion.


Animation community members criticize the project and claim that it will bring detrimental consequences. At request of Russian Animated Film Association the issue is being examined by experts of the industry of animation.

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