Lawmakers traveled to schools around the country on Thursday to discourage children from online incitement, while teaching them the importance of freedom of expression.
MK Merav Ben-Ari (Kulanu) initiated the project as part of the Knesset’s activities celebrating its 67th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Knesset building. Before becoming an MK, Ben-Ari founded two centers for at-risk youth and held the youth portfolio as a Tel Aviv city council member.
“In these days of wild incitement on social networks and harm to freedom of expression, it is especially important for MKs to reach students to talk about this topic,” Ben-Ari said. “Part of our job is to be an example for youth and to lead the battle against incitement and racism.”