February 7 is Safer Internet Day

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Today is the annual Safer Internet Day, and this year the theme is ”Be the change: Unite for a better internet.”  The message this year is that each individual has a role to play in creating a safer and better Internet for the world.

Safer Internet Day (SID) was established in 2004 in Europe, and is now recognized by over 120 countries, including all of the countries in the European Union.  This day of recognition is intended to raise awareness of Internet related risks and help people make better decisions regarding their personal safety and sensitive data.  Last year, more than 19.5 million people participated in SID activities in Europe, while over 400 million people joined in the SID conversation on Twitter. 

There are awareness and activism events taking place all over the world today. 

There are also dozens of online resources to help you spread the word.  The SID site has everything from communicating respectfully to the importance of outdoor activities

Here are some resources you can visit for more information:

These resources are perfect for those of you with kids, or for adults who are just beginning to explore the online world.  Talk about Safer Internet Day on Twitter using #SID2017 and @safeinternetday

For more information on creating a safer Internet and maintaining a safe environment for kids, register for our free webinar – Prevent and Duty of Care – For Schools and Educational Institutions.  The webinar takes place on February 17, and will provide an overview on the Prevent and Duty of Care strategy that apply to UK schools and educational institutions. The webinar will also include information on how Barracuda solutions can support compliance in an educational environment. 

 

 

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