Russian contest for the best Internet resource with positive content is targeted at children and young people. It was established by the Russian Organizing Committee of the Safer Internet Year in Russia supported by the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the RF. Organizers of the first contest were the Foundation for Internet Development, RU-CENTER, and Coordination Center of Internet National Domain. For the first time the contest was held in 2009. It was started on the 7th of April, on 15th anniversary of Ru.net, and held within scopes of the Safer Internet Year in Russia.
The contest is aimed at support of creators and developers of existing Internet websites with positive content for children and teenagers, and at stimulation of creation and implementation of new Internet projects with positive content for children and young people.
Popularity of the contest is keeping steadily growing: a number of filed applications is increasing, geographical coverage of the project is extending, new nominations are appearing. In 2013 almost 780 applications from 27 regions of the Russian Federation were received by the organizing committee. This year the Positive Content participants became website developers from many regions of the country among which were representatives of federal cities, large administrative centers and small settlements of Russia such as: Sakmara village (Orenburg region,) Buturlinovka town (Voronezh region), Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk region), Velikiy Ustyug (Vologda region), Maloyaroslavets (Kaluga region), Polyanye Zori (Murmansk region,) Neftekamsk (republic of Bashkortostan), and others.
Since 2013 the Positive Content is a national stage of All-European Award for the best online content for children organizer of which is Insafe European Network of Safe Internet Centers.
Contest of Public Service Advertising
The contest was held within scopes of the Safer Internet Year in Russia.
Objective of the Contest is to draw attention of general public to a need of building safe Internet space and increasing children’s, teenagers’ and their parents’ awareness of safe use of online technologies.
On February 2010 within scopes of the Safe Internet Forum an awarding ceremony of the Safe Internet for Kids Russian Contest of Public Services Advertising in a form of videos and posters
Works of Winners:
Organizers of Domain Grammar contest are:
- RU-CENTER Regional Network Information Center INO
- RELARN Association
- Foundation for Internet Development
Objectives and tasks of the contest are as follows:
- Popularization of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Russia
- Raising awareness of general public about addressing system on the Internet;
- Facilitation of creating the integral information society in Russia;
- Upgrading rating of confidence in the Internet environment, promotion of the Internet environment among users, advertisers, and investors;
- Facilitation of ICT introduction to various fields of Russian economy;
- Maintenance of a high level of professional competence of Russian experts in the sphere of ICT and high technologies.
Schools teachers and college professors from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Saratov, Magnitogorsk, Novocherkassk and other Russian cities participated in the contest. Participants developed educational programs about principles of Internet addressing organization for pupils of secondary schools and students of higher educational institutions. In their works contestants tried to tell about a system of domain names, organizations regulating Internet infrastructure, types of top-level domains and their intended use in an accessible and interesting form.
Best School Website
The contest was held within scopes of Internet in Schoolchildren’s Eyes Project of the Foundation for Internet Development jointly with United Way International, American Charity Fund.
According to National Education Project of 2006 in the nearest future all schools of the RF must be connected to high-speed Internet, but still most of schools are not represented on the Internet.
Objective of the contest was to involve schoolchildren in a process of developing their own school website that would solve several tasks. The website must not only represent a school in the Internet but also to be a platform for informal online communication, discussion of topics affecting schoolchildren, exchange of interesting information, and access to educational materials.
Over 100 pupils from Moscow schools No. 1 and 476 participated at the first stage in a contest of school website layouts. Within scopes of the contest, each of them prepared and presented his/her own vision of the school website.
The second stage of the Best School Website contest was held in Kurchatov school No. 1189. Schoolchildren developed an electronic layout of the website as web-designers and programmers.
Internet in the World and the world on the Internet
The contest of review and analytical works and essays was held among students and post-graduate students from all Russian regions.
The contest was dedicated to a wide range of problems of developing information and communication technologies, problems of information security, social and psychological aspects of communication in the information society.