About Safer Internet Day USA

Welcome to the official site of Safer Internet Day U.S. Safer Internet Day is an awareness-raising campaign that started in Europe more than a decade ago and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries. Globally, it’s coordinated by the Brussels-based Insafe/IHOPE Network, with the support of the European Commission. ConnectSafely has been the official U.S. host since 2012. The 2019 U.S. celebration and livestream will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Google’s offices in Seattle.

Safer Internet Day aims to create both a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The campaign aims to reach out to children and young people, parents and carers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians, to encourage everyone to play their part in creating a better internet. By celebrating the positive power of the internet, the Safer Internet Day slogan of “Together for a better internet” encourages everyone to join the movement, to participate, and to make the most of the internet’s potential to bring people together. With a global, community-led approach, Safer Internet Day encourages everyone to come together and play their part.

Safer Internet Day has been celebrated in classrooms across the U.S. and in big, student-driven events in Austin, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Past speakers include Sen. Kamala Harris, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Sen. Chuck Schumer, along with local dignitaries.

SID U.S. Steering Committee is comprised of ConnectSafely, Committee for Children, Common Sense Media, Family Online Safety Institute, #iCanHelp, iKeepSafe Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, National Cyber Security Alliance and National PTA.

Safer Internet Day U.S. is made possible by the generous support of Facebook, Google, Symantec/LifeLock, Microsoft, Kik, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Trend Micro, and Twitter.

 

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