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April 21, 2021, 14:00

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The Moscow Department of Information Technologies has been holding educational events aimed at increasing the digital literacy of Moscow residents since 2019.

Moscow lesson series Department of Information Technologyon digital literacy became the winner of the Regional Information Security Cup in the Digital Communications category. The Cup was awarded to the best projects and solutions in the field of information security in the regions of Russia.

Since 2019, the department has been conducting educational events aimed at increasing the digital literacy of residents of the capital. The department’s specialists have already conducted more than 15 open lessons, seminars and webinars, in which Muscovites aged 14 to 50 took part. Interactive workshops for older citizens are held at the Smart City pavilion at VDNKh.

“Moscow is one of the most technologically advanced cities in Russia. And it is very important to acquaint Muscovites with the basics of digital literacy. We educate them about the benefits of technological change in the capital. For example, how to use electronic government services that make life easier and save time. Our educational cycle is in demand for all ages – the generation over 50 liked the topic of Internet safety the most. Seeing the growing interest of citizens in information security, we will continue to expand the range of topics, “- said

Alexander Gorbatko, Deputy Head of the Moscow Department of Information Technologies.

For high school students, the Department conducts lessons on cybersecurity. On them, schoolchildren will learn about cyberbullying, rules of conduct on the Internet. They also learn to analyze published information and build an algorithm of actions in order to protect themselves from fraudsters.

Since the launch of the educational program, more than half a million residents of the capital have taken part in webinars on security and obtaining public services on the Internet.

Half a million Muscovites took part in webinars on security and receiving government services on the Internet

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