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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

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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. To have an active and positive digital lifestyle, we all must play a role in helping to keep the Internet a better and 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. This year, Microsoft once again helped promote the day 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 ConnectSafely.org as the US host for this global campaign.

Do one thing to stay safer online

Although Safer Internet Day is only once a year, regularly take action to safeguard your digital world. Use and share these additional ideas to educate yourself and others in your community.

  • Share your promise to create a better Internet at Microsoft.com/SaferOnline. There are many things we can do to stay safer online. If we just Do 1 Thing, imagine how much safer we could all be. The interactive webpage offers a place for you to Do 1 Thing as well as provides online safety videos, live polls, behavioral stats, and guidance. And thanks to our online community, Microsoft made a $50,000 donation to TechSoup Global.

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  • Find your computing safety score. On SID, Microsoft released the results of its third annual global Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI). You can see what your score is by taking the abbreviated MCSI survey.

  • 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.

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