Today is Safer Internet Day, the annual online safety event to raise awareness about the need to create an internet that is safe and secure for everyone. Co-ordinated in the UK by the Safer Internet Centre, the day is now celebrated in over 150 countries worldwide – with many thousands of people, students and organisations helping to spread the message about being safe and responsible online.
The theme for this year’s event is “Together for a better internet” and aims to prompt people of all ages to think about being respectful as they interact with others online.
In the UK, there is an ongoing mission to create an online space that young children and teenagers can use in safety. The Government published its Online Harms White Paper back in April 2019 that set out a collection of objectives to achieve this. Safer Internet Day keeps the momentum going by highlighting the continuing need for change and encouraging everyone to come together to play their part.
Visit the Safer Internet Day website to find out more and join NetSupport in helping to raise awareness of the day on social media.