Safer Internet Day 2017 takes place every second day, of the second week of the second month each year. This year it is on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 with a theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. The call has gone out to stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially children and young people.
As is stated on the official website:
“Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide, and across all continents.”
From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.
SaveTNet Cyber Safety is encouraging you to look at your own cyber habits, to review the safety precautions you have taken to protect your kids and to teach them to become responsible digital citizens.
How do we do this?
THINK before you share, post and like something online.
For more information, visit https://www.saferinternetday.org/web/sid/home , which showcases the many events and activities taking place across the globe to mark the day.
Let’s ‘be the change’ for a better internet not just on this day, but every time we click.
Article by BabyYumYum expert Rianette Liebowitz. Rianette is a professional communicator as TV and Radio presenter, cyber safety activist for SaveTNet, Author, Entrepreneur and Accredited Public Relations Consultant. Rianette is the founder of SaveTNet Cyber Safety, which aims to save lives by creating awareness for responsible digital engagement. She shares this message as presenter of the online radio show, the Cyber Health feature, weekly on CliffCentral.com. SaveTNet Cyber Safety NPC is a for-purpose company, which aims to save lives by creating awareness for responsible digital engagement. We do this, by offering a NETwork of support through partners and SaveTNet is the first point of reference for people who need cyber safety information or help.
In this way, SaveTNet also helps to fight the dark side of the web, by adding support to the group who is fighting digital pornography, human trafficking, sexual grooming and other related issues.