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Safer Internet Day 2011

Safer Internet Day - February 8, 2011

Safer Internet Day 2011 banner

Microsoft supports Safer Internet Day, a global campaign promoting a healthy Internet for all. Organized by Insafe and co-founded by the European Union, Safer Internet Day promotes more responsible use of online technologies and services.

In 2011, we continued to promote Internet safety education and responsible online behavior by releasing new educational materials in support of the Safer Internet Day theme “our virtual lives” and banner, “It’s more than a game, it’s your life.” We also released online gaming research results demonstrating awareness and perceptions of safety and privacy among parents of gamers and gamers themselves.

Microsoft family “online” game night events

In the United States, we partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to host a series of events aimed at raising awareness of safe online gaming behaviors and parental controls. Families in Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles were invited to enjoy snacks, experience Kinect for Xbox 360, and learn about gaming responsibly online.