Matthew - age 16
I believe that...
“We all need to recognise that the internet is an empowering tool which can both enhance society, culture, economies and improve how information is obtained.
Consequently, we all have an obligation to ensure that regardless of geographical location or social background that the Internet is both available and accessible. Accessibility can be increased with education, and effective infrastructures and systems for all potential users.
Primarily, we must promote the benefits of the Internet to motivate people and encourage confidence in use. Both existing users and non users must develop an understanding of digital citizenship. I conclude the Internet to be a basic human right, as stated in article 19*, ‘everyone has the right to receive and impart information and ideas to any media regardless of frontiers.’ ”
* Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights