The theme for this year’s Safer Internet Day celebration on February 11 is “Let’s create a better Internet together.” The day offers all of us the opportunity to do that – not just by increasing the number of people who use it safely and responsibly but also by growing the amount of good there is online and using the Internet to increase its visibility and impact. We’re talking about expressions of kindness and positive social action, big or small, by people of all ages.
Here are some ways to mark Safer Internet Day. Pick the one that works best for you!
Share One Good Thing.
Let’s spread an epidemic of kindness! Think of a good thing you’ve done or seen somebody else do to make the Internet a better place or the world a better place with the help of the Internet (here are some examples), then share it with a little text or video telling us about it – just 15-30 seconds or 50 words, short and sweet. (Check out others’ One Good Thing.)
Throw a One Good Thing party.
Want to get your friends or an organization you belong to involved in sharing One Good Thing? Throw an OGT party (here’s how).
Organize a Teens Teach Tech night at your school, library, senior center or place of worship and – with a bunch of smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. have teens teach adults social media best practices on all available devices, in all kinds of apps and services.
Encourage discussion at home, work or school.
Talk about what citizenship means now, in a digital age and connected world. Here //doc TK if you like this idea// are some ideas to get the conversation started.
Join the conversation at #SID2014 and #OneGoodThing.
Spread the word.
Let others know about Safer Internet Day and what you’re planning to do to celebrate it. Some materials that will help: