Human rights are legal promises that protect people’s freedom and dignity. There are 30 human rights which aim to meet every person’s basic needs.
Below are five of these rights:
- The right to think or believe whatever you want
- The right to education
- The right to be involved with your community’s arts, literature, music and sciences
- The right to employment
- The right to share opinions freely in whatever way you choose
In some parts of the world, the internet is heavily restricted. For example, in Iran, common social media platforms and information sites are blocked, which means they can’t be used by people. The government hope that this will make it harder for people to protest.
This got us thinking about how the internet is linked to human rights.
one of the pioneers of the internet said:
Inventor of the the World Wide Web said:
Over to you!
- Do you think the internet should be a human right? Why or why not?
- How would limiting the internet affect people’s other human rights, like the examples above?
- How might your experience of the news be different without the internet?
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Don’t forget to let others know what you think by replying directly to their comment.