#SID2013 Today is Safer Internet Day. This day marks an annual opportunity to engage in making the internet a safer and better place for children and young people. This years theme is ‘Connect With Respect’.
Safer Internet Day is an initiative of the European Commission’s Safer internet Programme, this day marks an annual opportunity to engage in making the internet a safer and better place for our children and young people.
This is 10th annual Safer Internet Day, interest has grown each year since its launch in 2004 to reach 6 of the world’s 7 continents in more than 100 countries worldwide; including all 27 countries of the European Union. Safer Internet Day 2013 celebrates the theme Online rights and responsibilities with the slogan Connect with respect.
European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda and for launching the strategy to make a better internet for children, recognises that the internet offers young people great opportunities – but that they need to be able to go online safely. In her video message for Safer Internet Day she says; “Tomorrow’s world, our economy and society, will be a digital one: and kids will have to play a full part in that. By encouraging creativity online, we can help kids make positive use of the internet. If we help children and young people develop their digital skills safely, they can make the most of the online world, with the abilities and tools to learn, participate, and have fun online.”
#SID2013 Mission 1: help spread the word – tell people that today is Safer Internet Day. RT to support making the internet a great place
— UK Safer Internet(@UK_SIC) February 5, 2013
Find out More about Safer Internet Day on the official website: http://www.saferinternet.org