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 Tuesday, 07 February 2012
SID 2012: Video Message from the ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun Toure
On the occasion of the Safer Internet Day (SID) 2012, the ITU Secretary-General, Dr. Hamadoun Touré in a video message, emphasized how in the Internet era – where life without the Internet is not only unimaginable for us, but for our children too, the international community must do everything in our power to ensure child online protection.

Moreover, according to Dr. Touré's vision, Safer Internet Day should not be a one-day celebration. Indeed, as the Secretary-General of the ITU, Dr. Hamadoun Touré firmly expressed his commitment to make 2012 a year-long celebration – ensuring that by working together, the international community can build a really effective global framework to protect children and young people online.