Mongolian president calls for proper usage of social media

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-18 22:28:56|Editor: xuxin
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ULAN BATOR, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian President Khaltmaa Battulga on Tuesday urged social media users to use social networking effectively and properly to prevent potential risks.

Recently, Mongolia's National Police Agency has launched a national campaign to protect children from cybercrimes and strengthen parental control over children's social media usage.

"Social media is becoming an important part of people's daily life around the world. Social networking sites like Facebook are platforms where all people could exchange views and ideas," Battulga said.

"But cyber-related cases, including child sexual abuse through the Internet and creation of child pornography, have been increasing dramatically in our country in recent years," the president said.

"So, it is time to induce proper and effective usage of the social media in order to prevent any risks," he said, expressing full support for the 20-day campaign with the aim of reinforcing parents' control over the social media usage of children, including removing strangers from children's lists of friends on social networking websites.

Facebook is the most popular social network among Mongolians. According to data by the Mongolian government, there are over 1.5 million Facebook users in the country with a population of some 3 million.