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Online Safety: “Mom & Pop” Portuguese Project Among The Main in Europe Project Launches Crowdfunding Initiative

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Audience at one of the project's Internet safety awareness sessions.
Audience at one of the project's Internet safety awareness sessions.
2014-01-08 21:08:11 - A Portuguese Internet safety project created about 11 years ago by an unemployed man, stands today as one of the main initiatives in Europe and is launching a crowdfunding initiative to fund online safety sessions in Portuguese schools.

Rio Tinto, Portugal, January 8th. 2014 – A Portuguese project created about 11 years ago by an unemployed man, stands today as one of the main initiatives in the field of online safety for children and youth achieving the highest reach at an European level. The statement was issued by Tito de Morais, founder of Projecto (which stands for KidsSafeOnThe.Net Project in Portuguese), regarding its’s MiudosSegurosNa.Net Tour 2014, an initiative to fund awareness raising and training events across Portugal, launched today at Massivemov, a crowdfunding platform.

Created in 2003 by Tito de Morais as a family initiative, the Project is now the first project exclusively dedicated to online safety of children and teenagers with the widest reach among similar

initiatives in Europe. Considering projects from other entities with initiatives in this area, such as the largest European organizations for the protection and promotion of children's rights, MiudosSegurosNa.Net stands, yet still, in the eighth position. And is the fifth most talked about.

The conclusion follows an analysis of the presence on Facebook of 160 projects dedicated to online safety of children and teenagers from 34 European countries. Among these are, in its overwhelming majority, projects funded by the European Commission, governments, businesses and NGOs, where it is estimated that the European Union has already invested about 140 million Euros since 1999.

Justifying the need for the crowdfunding initiative, Tito de Morais recalls the EU Kids Online data revealing that "42% of Portuguese young people between 9 and 16 years old did not have any advice on internet security and 65% of parents would like to receive information and advice from their child's school, but only 28% actually received it", adding: "in a time marked by budget cuts, interest has not diminished, but the available resources are dwindling, especially given the lack of interest shown by potential sponsors we have approached, therefore making crowdfunding present itself as an alternative".

The MiudosSegurosNa.Net crowdfunding initiative can be accessed at and will take place over the course of the next 60 days.

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Launched in 2003, the MiudosSegurosNa.Net is a family initiative that helps families, schools and communities to promote the ethical, responsible and safe usE of information and communication technologies by children and teenagers. The Project is guided by the vision of a society where families, schools and communities work together to minimize the risks to which children and teenagers can be exposed online, in order to enable them to maximize the opportunities and benefits that information and communication technologies have to offer. More information about Projecto MiudosSegurosNa.Net can be obtained by visiting their website at www.MiudosSegurosNa.Net.

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Projecto MiudosSegurosNa.Net

Rua da Boavista, 350 - 3º D

Contact Person:
Tito de Morais
Phone: +351 93 678 70 69
email: email


Tito de Morais
Web: www.MiudosSegurosNa.Net
Phone: 351939105428

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