Today is Safer Internet Day – a time dedicated to promoting safe and responsible use of the online technology and mobile phones for children and young people. First originating in the U.K. 2004, it is now a global safety celebration recognized in over 70 countries worldwide.
Connect With Respect
Connect with Respect
A "Pledge for Good"
In the U.K. Safer Internet Day 2013 – the tenth edition of the event – is celebrated with the theme of Online Rights and Responsibilities, encouraging users to 'Connect with Respect". I encourage you to take a moment and view the "Connect with Respect" video below along with UK Safer Internet Centre
site, where you can find the latest e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online
In the U.S., A Platform for Good
- a project of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) - is recognizing Safer Internet Day by launching a "Pledge for Good." On their site, you have the opportunity to make a simple pledge: "I will use my power for good." The purpose of the pledge is not to change behavior, but to highlight what great things people are already doing with technology. In celebration of Safer Internet Day, I encourage you and your family to join in and take the pledge
. Let the world know that online technology is a platform for good. You can also check out their online safety resources in their Resource Center