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February 5 | Safer Internet Day 2019


Around 140 countries will mark Safer Internet Day on February 5th. In Portugal, the celebrations are promoted by the Safer Internet Consortium with an event whose central theme is Human Rights online and the new challenges for creating content on the Internet. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Rectory of the University of Madeira between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The initiative counts with the interventions of Sabrina Vorbau, coordinator of the European SELMA project (Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness), which aims to prevent the use of "Hate Speech" in the digital environment; Matia Losego, trainer and activist for online human rights; and online content creators such as Rapper Malabá, Youtuber SKILO, and the actors of the play "ID, Your Brand in NET 2.0".

During the afternoon the celebrations continue with activities for the younger public at Escola Básica dos 2.º e 3.º ciclo Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia, in Madeira. At the school, the play "ID, Your Brand on the NET 2.0" will be presented, staged by actors Pedro Górgia, Alexandre da Silva and Tiago Aldeia.

Also as part of Safer Internet Day 2019, on February 14 the series "Zig Zaga na Net" will be launched, a project of 30 episodes of audio content on digital citizenship that will be broadcasted on ZigZag Online Radio. This is a new tool produced by the FCT Safe Internet Center in partnership with the SafeNet Center of the DGE - General Directorate of Education of the Ministry of Education, in the context of its prevention activities for responsible internet use.

The commemorations are promoted by the Safe Internet Consortium, coordinated by the FCT and which includes the APAV - Portuguese Association for Victim Support, the DGE - Directorate-General for Education of the Ministry of Education, the IPDJ - Portuguese Institute for Sports and Youth, the PT Foundation and Microsoft Portugal.

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