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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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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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Online safety: Key issues for 2013 & beyond

By Jacqueline Beauchere Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft As noted in a recent post, I spent the spring months on a “listening tour.”  I spoke with prominent individuals both inside and outside of Microsoft, seeking opinions and insights to help inform the strategy and approach for my new role.  While my position and title may be new […]

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US getting started with the very global Safer Internet Day

ConnectSafely Although still not widely recognized in the US, Safer Internet Day is nevertheless “official” now, with participation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Education (DOE). Though marked by Net users in schools, nonprofit organizations and governments in a growing number of countries since 2004, it was recognized by the US government last […]

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Great opportunities launched on Safer Internet Day 2013

By Anne Collier Now here’s an interesting question, one that young digital media users don’t hear a lot: “What does the good side of the Internet look like?” They’re invited to submit a creative answer to that question in video format, either as individuals (aged 13+) or as students on behalf of a particular school, […]