The past few decades have been marked by an unprecedented scale of technological innovation, which has revolutionized homes, workplaces, medicine, transportation, communication, defense, and more. These innovations greatly contribute to the economic, social, and political development of countries. For young people, the vast penetration of mobile phones and Internet access has changed the way we communicate and is a defining feature of our generation.

Access to the Internet empowers everyone, and to young people it offers increased opportunities to participate in community life and make your voice heard. Lack of a reliable Internet connection still prevents many people from accessing valuable opportunities and information. It’s our duty to push for affordable Internet access for all and raise awareness about online safety and responsible digital citizenship.

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