Life online...what WE made of IT.
This year’s Blogathon has come to an end.
On 12 February 2008, members of the Insafe network and other organisations from 28 countries worldwide responded to the invitation to blog on the theme “Life online is what YOU make of IT”: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, the United States. Newcomers were Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Romania and Uruguay.
Bloggers from around the world agree that the internet is a great tool if used astutely. Privacy, personal data, respect, digital literacy and the role of parents and teachers are just a few of the issues illustrated in postings that offer particularly interesting reading. The 253 comments recorded in the course of the week succeeding Safer Internet Day provide ample proof of this.
This year’s blogging marathon shows a keen interest in discussing life online and addressing questions that spring from it. This makes us think that Insafe should take on the challenge of extending the dialogue around this year’s theme as there seems to be a genuine need for exchange of views and practice internationally - global issues requiring global thinking.
Thank you all for contributing to the success of the fifth Safer Internet Day. Keep informed on Insafe, rendez-vous at: www.saferinternet.org
See you online!