Online youth work services will be increased

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 23.10.2008 13.40
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Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications and Ministry of Education are making financial preparations for expanding youth work carried out online.

Efforts will be intensified, particularly on social networking websites popular among young people, such as Habbo hotel and Irc gallery. The opening hours of online youth centres of the most popular web services will be extended.

The Media Forum for Children and Young People has sought solutions for problems in young people's use of the Internet. Ms Suvi Lindén, Minister of Communications, invited the Forum for a special meeting on 23 October. There was a dialogue between experts in the field and the Ministries, and the Ministers told about measures and plans for young people's safe Internet use.