Safer Internet Day was celebrated online at the University of Culture. The event took place within the framework of the Erasmus + project “dComFra – Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens”, № 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP.

The event was organized by a team of IT specialists from the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Information Policy and Cybersecurity, bringing together students and teachers of the university for interesting communication.

Safer Internet Day (SID / DBI) was launched by Insafe and INHOPE with the support of the European Commission to promote the safe and positive use of digital technologies, especially by children and young people. Every year more and more companies, institutions, educational establishments from all over the world join the event, Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts supports the international initiative for three years in a row.

On Safer Internet Day, students and teachers of the University of Culture took part in an interesting IT quiz and talked about the formation of safe behavior of children and youth on the World Wide Web.

Kateryna Kotsyubivska, Head of the Department of Computer Science, acquainted the participants with the basic rules of using the network. In addition to the well-known methods of data protection, such as periodic password changes, the confidentiality of bank data, the speaker recommended regular updates of the system software, restricting access to geolocation information and careful use of the webcam.

“It is important to value our own safety and pay attention to the personal data we share on social networks. In today’s reality, great value is not only a person’s personality but also his account, which has its own price on the black market, “said Ms. Kateryna.

Taras Khodnevych, a graduate of the Department of Computer Science, joined online communication and shared his practical experience as an IT industry specialist.

Also during the event, students and research and teaching staff of the Department of Computer Science recalled an offline meeting with Oleg Khudyakov, Director of Information Security at Miratech, which was organized on the occasion of Safer Internet Day at the University of Culture last year.

Marina Tolmach, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Distance Learning, in turn, noted that the Department of Computer Science as a participant in the Erasmus + project “dComFra – Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens” systematically conducts activities to develop digital competence. And the support of European digital initiatives (Safer Internet day, AllDigital Week, Code Week), which was provided by the tasks of the dComFra project, will remain a great tradition for the department after the cooperation.

A continuation of the Safer Internet Day event was joining the Safer Internet Day Challenge 2021 from Cisco Academy. As a result, all participants checked their emails for hacking and received practical advice on online security.