For a Safer Internet

On February 7 was celebrated the Safe Internet Day , an action promoted by the Insafe Network in Europe and which brings together more than 100 countries in mobilizing around the free and secure use of the World Computer Network. The initiative organized in Brazil by Safernet, an organization that promotes ethical, citizen, responsible and safe use of the Internet, focusing on Human Rights, counts on the participation of large companies and national and international organizations and will promote between the months of January and February awareness-raising activities around the safe use of ICTs in schools, universities, NGOs and in the network itself.

Indeed, the safe use of the Internet and new technologies has been the focus of analysts and authorities at the global level, especially with regard to the safety of children and adolescents on online platforms . According to data from the Indicators of the National Center of Reports of Cyber ​​Crimes, published by Safernet, only in 2016, the Federal Police received and processed more than 68 thousand anonymous reports involving more than 16 thousand pages (different Urls). The types of content listed in the statistics include cases of apology and incitement to crimes against life, racism, religious intolerance and child pornography.

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