#SaferInternetDay is a mixed day for Pirates. Of course it's important to stay safe online but often promoting safety online gets muddied with discouraging people to use emerging technologies for fear something bad might happen.
We take risks both online and offline. Should we really treat our online lives any differently? As we all know, there are a variety of ways we can keep ourselves safe online and the Pirate Party has been campaigning hard for over six years to protect our right to essential practices like encryption and anonymity.
Let's all share ways of being safe online and remember the purpose of this; we want to be safe so that we can enjoy our digital environment.
I continue to offer my full support to anyone who would offer us increased protection online without infringing on our freedoms or civil liberties.
Stay safe out there
David A Elston
Pirate Party Deputy Leader