Last November, the event “Buying safe children's products online. What consumers need to know” took place in Lisbon (Portugal). The main objective of this event was to present the e-COM 4 CHILDREN interactive comic as a result of the project and promote its use. This tool has been specifically designed for consumers, with practical advice on how to identify trustworthy websites and buy safe children’s products online. Furthermore, the comic has a small self-assessment module that allows users to assess their level of knowledge.
The event, inaugurated by Doña Catarina Fonseca, General Director of the General Consumer Directorate of Portugal, was conducted by Sandra Nascimento, Technical Director and President of the Association for the Promotion of Child Safety in Portugal (APSI). During the event, the speakers provided a general vision of the risks and opportunities that e-commerce entails for consumers and businesses, and how consumers can improve their ability to make informed decisions through this training.
AIJU would like to thank all the speakers and attendees who participated in the event, and especially the General Consumer Directorate of Portugal for their support in the event organisation.