Saferinternetday.org – “Let’s create a better internet together”.
Safer Internet Day is a landmark event in the computer industry calendar originating with the European Commission as the Safer Internet Programme way back in 1999. The aim was to promote sage and responsible use of the internet by children and young people and protecting them from harmful and illegal content.
In 2004 the program became a part of the SafeBorders project under the EU and then taken up in 2005 by the Insafe Network (www.saferinternet.org).
The initiative covers topics from cyberbullying to social networking with a focus each year reflecting current concerns with this year being “Lets create a better internet together”.
Even Australia is involved and you can get access to all the details on Safer Internet Day by going to the Cybersmart website at www.cybersmart.gov.au.
At the end of the day, it is all about showing kids how to use the internet safely.