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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo on U.S Safer Internet Day 2015

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo who represents much of Silicon Valley on her support of Safer Internet Day and ConnectSafely. It was Rep. Eshoo who, in 2014, wrote the critical letter to the European Commission that assured ConnectSafely’s appointment as U.S. Safer Internet Day host.

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Tues Feb 10th: Safer Internet Day with Calif AG Kamala Harris and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

In 2004, a project of the European Commission launched “Safer Internet Day,” which became an annual event held on the second Tuesday of February. This year represents the 11th Safer Internet Day, which is now being celebrated in more than 100 countries, including the United States. Last year, ConnectSafely.org, the nonprofit Internet safety organization that […]

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Facebook to issue Amber Alerts

Facebook and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) are teaming up to put Amber Alerts about missing children on Facebook News Feeds, but only for Facebook members in the targeted search area for an abducted child. A game changer John Walsh, the founder of NCMEC, former host of America’s Most Wanted and host […]

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Safer Internet Day lesson plans

This lesson is intended for use in elementary and middle schools and can be adapted for students ages 7 – 12. Lesson plan – elementary and middle schools

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Timely for Safer Internet Day: Game-changing insight into Internet risk

by Anne Collier One of the milestones of Internet safety was the distinction between risk and harm made by the pan-European researchers of EU Kids Online back in 2011. “Risk must be distinguished from harm,” they wrote in a report based on surveys of more than 25,000 9-to-16-year-olds in 25 countries. “As with riding a bike or […]

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Tell us ‘one good thing’ about using tech to make the Internet or the world better

This article first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News About 11 years ago, the European Commission established Safer Internet Day, an annual event that focuses on making the Internet a better and safer place. It takes place on the second day of the second week of February, which means it falls on Feb. 11 […]

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‘Best policy’ to thwart online bullying? EC paper says raise awareness

By Jacqueline Beauchere Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft Parents, educators, policymakers and young people worry that online bullying may increase in their communities. In speaking with these groups, however, concerns seem to stem mostly from fear that something mighthappen. This is due largely to a lack of awareness about many of the truths surrounding this critical issue. […]

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Internet Governance Forum tackles child protection vs. child rights

Bali, Indonesia — I’m at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF #IGF2013) in Bali where I’m participating in a workshop on child protection vs. child rights. As a child safety advocate, I’ve long argued that young people need “digital literacy” to understand how to safely navigate the online world. That can be protecting their emotional well-being by […]

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ConnectSafely to host Safer Internet Day in US

Safer Internet Day 2014 Safer Internet Day, which has been celebrated throughout the world for the last 10 years, is about to get a big boost in the United States. The project, which is organized by Brussels-based Insafe and the European Commission, includes annual awareness events on or before the second Tuesday of February – […]

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Cyersecurity is everyone’s business

by Larry Magid October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month I wish it were possible to simply delegate cybersecurity to the “big guys.”  Why not just let the government and big companies handle it? If only it were that easy.  While it is essential for the government and big companies  to protect their own infrastructure […]