Safer Internet Day is the Second Tuesday in February
Safer Internet Day is a global celebration dedicated to making the internet a safer place. It encourages every internet user to do what they can to make the internet better for everyone. This means going for better safety standards as well as being more respectful and caring towards other internet users. Education is an important part of this holiday. It focuses on teaching people how to keep their data safe on the internet and teaching young users how to use the internet in a respectful way.
Safer Internet Day is a global community-led day with the approach to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Especially when we live in a time that all of our interactions are through technology and based around the internet.
Ways You Can Make a Better Internet
Children - be kind and respectful to others online. Seek out positive opportunities to create, engage, and share online. Parents - empower and support children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Ensure an open dialogue with your children, educating them to use technology safely and positively and act as digital role models. Teachers, educators and social workers - equip students with digital literacy skills by developing their critical thinking skills so they can better navigate the online world. Industry - create and promote positive content and safe services online by empowering users to respond to any issues by providing clear safety advice, a range of easy-to-use safety tools, and quick access to support if needed.
Participate in public and school events (events that have lectures, workshops, and activities). Also, continue to have an open dialogue about what a safer internet and internet presence looks like and what steps you and the community will take to implement those things. Safer Internet Day is about building a community and a set of standards for a better technology based environment.