Today, we are celebrating Safer Internet Day along with many other organizations, teachers, and families, in over 100 countries. It’s the annual celebration when we bring attention to all matters related to making the Internet a safer and better place for ourselves and others, and it’s also a reminder that we still have lots of work to do. We have chosen to celebrate this day since 2010 with the launch of a very important campaign to us called “What’s Your Story?” It’s a video contest with a social media twist. It highlights the experiences of young people, whose voices we often exclude when we wrestle with how to raise a generation that is safe, responsible and thriving online. Each year we ask them for their stories, and each year they’ve answered in ways that enlighten us, entertain us, and inspire us.
In 2016, we have decided to ask a very simple question.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 by lynette.
Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual event designed to encourage the public to become more informed about online privacy issues. Hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), many organizations and communities will mark today by hosting events, doing activities in classrooms, and simply elevating the conversation about what privacy means in the 21st century and how we can all play our part to respect and protect it.
While we all have reasons to care about this day, I think the online privacy of our kids is one of the most challenging areas to tackle. Kids are still learning the basics of privacy in real life as they navigate personal interactions and relationships
Posted on 22. Jan, 2016 by lynette.
Happy 2016! This year, we’ll be getting this blog back up and running, giving you relevant and timely tips and insights on Internet safety, media literacy, and all matters relating to helping our kids and our communities support and model good digital citizenship. I’ll give you my opinions, but we’ll also be sharing thoughts from a network of people around the world.
Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by lynette.
Each year, many countries, organizations, governments, schools, and individuals around the world have used Safer Internet Day to raise awareness about a wide range of issues pertaining to the safe and responsible use of the Internet. This year’s theme is “Let’s Create A Better Internet Together.”
Since 2010, we have celebrated this annual day with the “What’s Your Story?” campaign. By design, we don’t say much. Instead, we encourage young people – with their classrooms or as individuals – to tell the world how they see things and what it means to be great at being online.