The Senate unanimously approved, this Thursday (2), PEC 47/2021, authored by Senator Simone Tebet (MDB-MS), which inserts a provision in Article 5 of the Constitution, ensuring everyone the right to inclusion. and determining that the public power promotes policies “aimed at expanding access to the internet throughout the national territory”. The text now goes to the Chamber of Deputies.
In justifying the proposal, the senator recalled that Brazil has one of the most expensive connections in the world and, as it is fundamental nowadays, it is an opportunity for employment and development for young people. The expectation is that, if also approved by the deputies, digital inclusion will become a constitutional right and become a state agenda. Planning will be mandatory so that deadlines are met and the right effectively guaranteed.
“The pandemic showed us the importance of digitalizing education and revealed the harsh reality of inequality between generations of students who were behind because they had no access to digital means to continue learning. There is no denying that the school environment needs to be increasingly interactive, innovative and technological”, defended Tebet.