I will celebrate Safer Internet Day because… I want to make a difference


João, Youth Ambassador

“Certainly 10th of February will not have more hours than the rest 365 days of the year. Despite that, I believe it will be a better day. Its symbolic aspect means that everybody can take action creating a positive internet environment.”

“When 28 per cent of young children until the age of 12 access the internet through smartphones, according to an EU Kids Online report, it is more important than ever to guarantee their safety. These children can be misled by the risks they are up against and days like Safer Internet Day (SID) will allow parents and teachers to alert and support them. ”

“As in former editions, SID 2015 is a European initiative that is aimed at drawing everyone’s attention to the online rights and responsibilities. This year is no different, with the launch of the Youth Manifesto, the declaration where 10 key principles on how to make the Internet better are stated.”

“Maybe I am just a teenager from Portugal, but I know I am not alone. Causes like this deserve to be fought and I want definitely to be an example. Do like me and join your country initiatives, spread the word and take the most from the day! “

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