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.
Here are some resources you can visit for more information:
- Safer Internet Day (Europe)
- Safer Internet Day (US)
- Information for Schools and Lesson Plans for SID activities
- Safer Internet Day Gallery of Resources (Multiple Languages)
- Canadian Centre for Child Protection
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.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.