With the initiative of Azercell 335 students have been trained to use the internet securely
Local and international organizations give priority to the safe use of internet and children’s protection against internet threats. The experts of the United Nations Organization propose to teach the schoolchildren about the safe use of internet and enact the laws stipulating criminal sanction for virtual violence. Respectively, in Azerbaijan, the protection of children against information harmful to health and development is regulated pursuant to the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Child’s Rights, Article 15. Draft Law on “Protection of children against information harmful to health and development” has been adopted by Milli Majlis and will come into force in 2020.
Implementing numerous projects aimed at protecting children throughout its activity, “Azercell Telecom” LLC has also noted that cybersecurity and Internet access have become one of the most relevant issues of recent years. The company has launched trainings on “Internet security and digital citizenship” for hundreds of schoolchildren, teachers and parents, in various schools of Baku and the regions since last year. The next three-day training was held in school no 18 in Shirvan. The schoolchildren of 6-9 grades, as well as their teachers and parents were enlightened with theoretical and practical advice on threats in the internet, identification of and combating against outside school threats. 355 attendees of the training were consulted on the effective use of social network. The list of resources established for children, awareness-raising materials on the grounds of safe internet use for children and adults were distributed in the training among participants.
In general, the trainings are aimed to identify the challenges the schoolchildren might confront as a result of an expansion of speed internet and internet use, arrange the integrated work with schoolchildren, children and their parents in order to eliminate such threats.
Notably, two years ago Azercell launched “Azercell Plus Security” program which included the services of “Universal Protection”, “Protection for Android” and “Parental Control” aimed for the protection of children on the internet. This program also allows parents to track the posts and check the friend list of their kids on social networks, learn about the joined groups, locate them and create a safe “space” for them.
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The leader of the mobile communication industry, the largest taxpayer and the biggest investor of the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996. With 48% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile telecom market Azercell’s network covers 80% of the territory (excluding 20% of the occupied territories) and 99,8% of population of the country. Currently, 4,5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Azercell has pioneered an important number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, mobile internet services, Metro coverage, 24/7 call centre service, 7 day/week Front Office service, M2M services, one-stop-shopping approach Azercell Express offices, mobile customer services, Online Customer Care and Social Media Customer Care services, mobile e-signature service “ASAN Imza” etc. Azercell deployed first 4G – LTE services in Azerbaijan in 2012. According to the results of mobile network quality and wireless coverage mapping surveys by international systems, Azercell’s network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan. Azercell is the only company in Azerbaijan and CIS region which has been awarded Gold Certificate of International “Investors in People” Standard.
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