Information Technologies & high Tech


Kaspersky Lab finds out preferences of Armenian children in internet
/Sept 4/ARKA/

YEREVAN – According to a study by Kaspersky Lab, about 42% of Armenian kids visited websites with software, video and music content in the summer of 2018. According to Kaspersky Lab representative in the country, Armenian children became more interested in online shopping. Thus, some 11% of them visited this past summer e-commerce sites.
As for unwanted content, according to Kaspersky Lab's data, children in Armenia almost stopped accessing web resources related to alcohol, tobacco and drugs. Less than 1% of them visited sites with similar content.
According to website visitor statistics for June to mid-August 2018, in summer children preferred video and music over social media, as on average throughout the year. The most popular sites are YouTube and Facebook. This summer, children also took greater interest in online shopping and news portals. They paid little attention to gaming sites (although this doesn’t mean they’re playing less). 
In 2017 Kaspersky Lab together with its Armenian partners, took concrete steps to protect Armenian children in the digital space through the Safe Child program. The program promotes the protection of children's rights in electronic space, the development of children's and parents' skills in safe use of the Internet, as well as raising awareness of the rules of safety in electronic space. In March, a Memorandum on cooperation in the fields of information security in education and information security of children on the Internet was signed.