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Safer Internet Day was February 7

Posted on 02/07/2017

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day External link opens in new window or tab , an awareness-raising campaign that started in Europe more than a decade ago, is now celebrated in more than 100 countries. Globally, it’s coordinated by the Brussels-based Insafe Network for the European Commission. Safer Internet Day gained official recognition in the U.S. in late 2012, with a joint agreement between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission to work together to build a better internet for youth. The U.S. celebration got a big boost in 2013, when Insafe appointed ConnectSafely.org as the U.S.’s coordinator going forward.

ConnectSafely.org plan to make each Safer Internet Day U.S. (SID U.S.) a highly collaborative project that promotes the efforts of internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the internet a better place and the world a better place with the help of the internet. This year they are featuring the good deeds and leadership of young people in “uniting for a better internet,” the EC’s theme for SID 2017.

SID U.S.’s Steering Committee is ConnectSafely, Committee for Children, Common Sense Media, Family Online Safety Institute, #iCanHelp, iKeepSafe Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, National Cyber Security Alliance and National PTA.

Safer Internet Day U.S. is made possible with the generous support of Comcast, Facebook, Google, LifeLock, Microsoft, Snapchat, Trend Micro, Twitter and ASKfm.

Please join all of them in celebrating Safer Internet Day and each user’s efforts, big and small, to make the internet a better place and the world a better place using the internet and connected technology!

2017 Event Agenda features the livestream External link opens in new window or tab from the National Constitution Center.

Source: Connect Safely External link opens in new window or tab