Safer Internet Day 2013
Today teachers and students celebrate Safer Internet Day in 90 countries worldwide, and across six of the world’s seven continents. This year the theme for the day is Online rights and responsibilities, when we will encourage users to 'Connect with respect'.
Whether you like to use Facebook, share photos, upload movies, blog, game, play or network, follow a few basic rules to keep yourself safe whenever and wherever you go online. This includes when you connect with your computer, your tablet, your mobile phone, and your games console.
Safer Internet Day started as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and was taken up by the Insafe network. Insafe comprises 30 Safer Internet Centers, one in each of the 27 EU member states as well as in Iceland, Norway and Russia. Most Safer Internet Centers are composed of an awareness center, helpline, hotline and youth panel. The helplines offer information and advice to children, young people, parents, and teachers about how to stay safe online. Hotlines are available for the public to report illegal (criminal) content on the internet in a confidential way.
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