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Safer Internet Day: Working together to make the Internet a safer, better place

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Have you heard the news? According to a Fox8 Live report published on Feb. 10, an important event is coming up. Feb. 11, 2014, is Safer Internet Day (SID), an annual event observed in more than 100 countries.

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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." With a different theme each year, the 2014 theme is "Let's Create a Better Internet Together."

Various companies, educators, schools, students and government officials from around the world will take part in the observance. If you are unable to make it to an event in your neck-of-the-woods, be sure to watch the Safer Internet Day Live Stream from Washington D.C. starting at 9:00 a.m. EST. on Feb. 11, 2014.

For more information on electronic bullying, please visit: Cyberbulling: What Every Parent Should Know About Electronic Bullying.

Feb. 11 is also National Peppermint Patty Day, Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, National Make a Friend Day and Extraterrestrial Culture Day.

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