The Deputy of the Leningrad region have asked the Ministry to protect children from the network «Vkontakte»

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria social network VkontakteThe Deputy of the Leningrad region have asked the Ministry to protect children from the network «Vkontakte»© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The Deputy of Legislative Assembly of Leningrad region Vladimir Petrov on Wednesday sent a formal appeal to the Minister of communications and mass communications of Russia Nikolai Nikiforov, asking him to check the legality of the use by children under 14 years old social network of «Vkontakte», informed RIA Novosti the MP.

«The argument that in social networks such as «Vkontakte» actively spreading information that could cause serious damage to the normal development of our children is undeniable. The swearing, the incitement to unlawful behavior, the denial of family values, promotion of the use of narcotics, psychotropic substances — all this is only a small part of the pernicious influence of social network «Vkontakte» on the healthy development of our children», — reads the statement of MP, which is available to RIA Novosti.

Petrov said that previously sent a request to Roskomnadzor with a request to check the legitimacy of a social network «Vkontakte», which gives the right to register the persons under 14 years of age. He notes that according to the response signed by the Deputy head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Pankov, «Vkontakte» is not registered as mass media, «in connection with which Roskomnadzor no «legal basis for action against social networking».

Petrov believes that the absolute role of the state is «opposition in all possible ways the process of demoralization of the Russian youth», and it is to ensure the specified task Roskomnadzor is empowered to control the observance of requirements of the Russian legislation in the sphere of protection of children from information harmful to their health and development.

«Given the above, I beg you as part of the authority to verify the legality of the use of social network «Vkontakte» for persons under the age of fourteen years, as well as the legality of a rejection by the officials of Roskomnadzor measures to limit the use of the services of «Vkontakte» such persons», — the statement says.

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