Minister of Education Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, and Minister for State, Economy and Digital Transition Pedro Siza Vieira, both attended the meeting, where they had the opportunity to discover several digital citizenship projects developed by this educational community of Torres Novas.
The two ministers also attended awareness sessions conducted by students (Portuguese Digital Leaders). According to one of the pupils from the fourth grade of elementary school, "what we know is that there are millions of people on the internet; some of them are bad and others are good and we must protect ourselves from the bad ones".
The students talked about their involvement in actions contributing to the prevention and reduction of cyberbullying situations, aimed at their peers, but also at families more broadly. Additionally, the parents' association also organised activities, in collaboration with the practical police school and the public security police.
In Portugal, 400 school clusters (out of a total of 801) have already registered their activities on the webpage "Safer Internet Day 2020 in Schools" operated by the Portuguese SIC's awareness centre.
For further information, read the report (in Portuguese) and visit the Portuguese Safer Internet Day profile page.
Find out more information about the work of the Portuguese Safer Internet Centre (SIC) generally, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.