Intermedia, Rome, a partner of MercatorNet, has come up with a great Christmas idea — to make December 25 a day on which everyone can enjoy the social media online without running into any kind of violence.
Read the following manifesto and become a fan of Peace Day Online on FaceBook:
Why I like and support Peace Day Online
Why December 25, 2011?
- Because 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the United Nations program “The International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001)”
- Because on December 25, 1914, during the First World War, British and German troops decided to celebrate Christmas Day with a truce in time of war, holding a day of non-violence. (Christmas Truce)
- Less violent content on YouTube and other platforms of file sharing
- Less violent videogames and movies
- More responsible decisions of media companies
In consequence, I pledge in my daily digital life to:
- Share my time and material resources in a spirit of generosity, promoting and supporting good causes.
- Respect the opinion of others without discrimination or prejudice, giving preference to dialogue and listening.
- Avoid sharing and promoting contents that cause gender violence (like child pornography or pedophilia).
- Practise active non-violence, rejecting violence in all its forms: physical, sexual, psychological, cultural, economical and social, in particular towards the most deprived and vulnerable people such as children and teenagers.
- Promote a responsible digital citizenship, encouraging to media companies (like game publishers and advertisers) to reduce the violent contents in their products.