The State Duma Commission on Foreign Interference to develop legislative measures to protect children

Members of the Commission on the Investigation of Foreign Interference in Russia's Internal Affairs discussed recent attempts to influence children and teenagers with a help of foreign social media
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev
Chairman of the Committee on Security and Corruption Control Vasilii Piskarev

That was announced by the Chairman of the Commission Vasilii Piskarev Piskarev Vasilii Ivanoviсh Piskarev
Vasilii Ivanoviсh
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“Unfortunately, recently we have seen witnessed attempts to influence our younger generation with a help of foreign social networks. It is no coincidental that Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to protect our children from all those things that threaten their life and health. We have recently seen widespread calls to participate in unauthorized protest actions by involving teenagers in those illegal actions and we have also seen a lot of facts of promotion of drug use among young people on the Internet. Now there is very disturbing information that there are a lot of videos on a popular media resource, inciting children to commit suicide. Law enforcement agencies are trying to solve this problem,” said Vasilii Piskarev.

“We have already begun to actively cooperate with representatives of relevant departments, with the Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights, civil activists, so we should understand if the existing legislative measures are sufficient to protect children and teenagers from such influence, and the Commission continues its work,” said the Chairman of the Commission.

Materials of the Commission, containing facts of foreign activities promoting participation of children and young people in illegal activities, had already been sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for further informing of the foreign community and international organizations.