Safer Internet Day 2014 – Tuesday 11th February
Let’s Create a Better Internet Together
The Internet is a part of our everyday lives. Whether we are sharing photos with grandparents far away, researching a new project, or paying bills online, the web empowers us to do the things we need and want to do. In order to have an active and positive digital lifestyle, we all must play a role in helping to keep the Internet a safer place.
Microsoft is a long-standing supporter of Safer Internet Day (SID), a global campaign that promotes a healthy Internet for everyone. Organized by Insafe, and co-founded by the European Union, SID encourages responsible use of online technologies and services. In 2014, Microsoft is once again helping to promote Internet safety education and appropriate online behavior under the SID theme, "Let's create a better Internet together." And, for the first time in its 11-year history, Insafe appointed the online safety organization ConnectSafety.org as the US host for this global campaign.
Get ready for SID
In preparation for the day, Microsoft wants to know—what is the one thing you’re going to do to help make the Internet safer? Stay tuned for details about our online community website and charitable challenge. And, because creating a better Internet takes more than one specific day, you should take action regularly to safeguard your devices, your information, and yourself for a safer digital world. Use and share the following ideas to help spread the word across your social communities.
- Find your computing safety score. On Safer Internet Day, Microsoft will release the results of its third annual global Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI). This research is designed to help gauge how consumers are meeting the challenges of today’s digital world. Ahead of this release, you can see what your score is by taking the abbreviated MCSI survey.
- Get safety tips via social media. Beginning at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time on February 11, 2014, the Microsoft @Safer_Online channel will host a #Do1Thing #SID2014 Twitter party, and everyone’s invited!
- Plan your own safety event. Conduct an online safety event, large or small, in your office or community. Microsoft’s Digital Citizenship in Action Toolkit can help you plan, advertise, and deliver your presentation and event. The Toolkit contains brochures, videos, posters, Microsoft PowerPoint templates with speaker notes, and more.
Consider becoming a supporter of SID, and register your events and activities. There are many things you can do to help build a better Internet. If we all just do one thing, imagine how much safer we could all be, together.
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