of Non-Hostile Communication
The Manifesto of Non-Hostile Communication is a commitment to shared responsibility.
It aims to promote respectful and civilized online behaviour.
It aims to ensure that the Internet is a welcoming and safe space for everyone.
10 style principles.
A serious commitment.
From the Internet, for the Internet.
Virtual is real
On the Internet, I only write or say what I would dare to say in person.
You are what you communicate
The words I choose define who I am. They represent me.
Words shape the way you think
I take all the time I need to express my views in the best possible way.
Listen before you speak
No one can always be right, and nor am I. I listen, with an honest and open-minded attitude.
Words are bridges
I choose words to understand, make myself understood and get close to others.
Words have consequences
I am aware that what I say or write can have consequences, small or serious.
Share with care
I share texts and images only after I have read, assessed and understood them.
Ideas can be discussed.
People must be respected
Those whose views and opinions differ from mine are not enemies to be destroyed.
An insult is not an argument
I accept no offensive and aggressive words, even if they support my point of view.
Silence says something too
When it’s better to keep quiet… I do.
The journey of the Manifesto
There are four editorial projects inspired by the Manifesto:“Parole Ostili- 10 racconti” (Hostile Words – 10 stories), 10 short stories written by 10 prestigious Italian authors, “Parole appuntite, parole piumate” a booklet of nursery rhymes for children written by Anna Sarfatti and illustrated by Nicoletta Costa, “Penso, Parlo, Posto” (To post or not to post?) designed for children between 11 and 16 years old,“Il mio primo telefono” (My first mobile phone) designed for children and parents who want to experience the Net informed and risk-free. (Currently only available in Italian)
The Manifesto landed on TV in two special occasions: on the children’s TV channel Super!, thanks to Rocco Hunt, an Italian rapper well known among kids and on Discovery Italia’s TV channels K2 and Frisbee – thanks to the project “Oggy prende la parola” (“Oggy starts to speak”) for the cartoon Oggy and the Cockroaches.
In all Italian schools
In spring 2017, the Manifesto was sent to all Italian school thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education and was introduced to teachers and students through initiatives such as teaching training courses and educational activities.
Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic
for our annual meeting in 2019
From President Mattarella
Premio Ischia 2019
to our President Rosy Russo
InspiringPR Award 2019
PR Italian association and the media monitoring corporation “L’Eco della
Stampa” gave the award for best advertising campaign.
“InDifesa” award from the
Terres des Hommes Italia Foundation,
for our engaging activities to raise awarness.