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The NewNow is helping to ensure the views of rising generations impact on a new Contract for the Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the founder of the Web, and his World Wide Web Foundation are leading a cross-sector initiative to build and shape a new contract for the web to ensure governments, companies and citizens all play their part in making sure the web delivers benefits, and overcomes its challenges.

We believe that rising generations have the most to gain from a free, open, safe web. Access to the web is a pathway to quality education, healthcare, justice systems and connecting each of us to the issues and the people that we care about. The NewNow intends to play a role in ensuring the needs and priorities of rising generations are influential in developing a new contract for the web.

Why now?

Over the past 30 years, the world has changed in many beneficial ways for the 50% of its people who have access to the web through our phones and computers. The benefits of the free and open web are many – yet it is facing tough challenges as well. More than half of the world’s population are not yet online, deepening inequality between and within societies. For those who are online, the web’s benefits come with risks to our democracy, our privacy, and even our mental health. The NewNow believes everyone should have access to the web and that the risks can be overcome if governments, companies and citizens all play a part. As the web celebrates its 30th birthday in 2019, we have the opportunity to work together to protect and build a web that is free, open and fair.

What can you do?

Read the core principles and then tell us what you think should be done to ensure the Contract for the Web is built for fairness, equality and for the public good.

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