Have you heard the news? Today is Safer Internet Day (SID), an annual event observed in more than 100 countries.
The Internet is a valuable tool. It allows us to communicate with people near and far, shop, study, make travel arrangements and reservations, watch movies and listen to music and get the latest news all from the comfort of home. But the advances in rapid technology are not without risks, especially for children. Between cyberbullying, identity theft and malicious viruses, Safer Internet Day shines the spotlight on the importance of working together to make the Internet a better, safer place.
Safer Internet Day
Internet Safety Day is organized by Insafe, a European network "constituted by 30 national Safer Internet Centres in EU member states and in Iceland, Norway and Russia." Various companies, educators, schools, students and government officials from around the world will take part in the observance.
For more information on electronic bullying, please visit: Cyberbulling: What Every Parent Should Know About Electronic Bullying.