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February 9, 2016 AT 9:30 am

Happy Safer Internet Day! #SaferInternetDay #betterinternet #SID2016 @Insafenetwork

Today is Safer Internet Day – let’s all do what we can to help make the internet a safer place!

Here’s some information about Safer Internet Day in the US:

Safer Internet Day gained official recognition in the U.S. in late 2012, with a joint agreement between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission to work together to build a better Internet for youth. The U.S. celebration got a big boost in 2013, when Insafe appointed ConnectSafely.org as the U.S.’s coordinator going forward.

Our plan is to make each Safer Internet Day U.S. (SID U.S.) a highly collaborative project that promotes the efforts of Internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the Internet a better place and the world a better place with the help of the Internet. This year we are featuring the good deeds and leadership of young people in “playing your part for a better Internet,” the EC’s theme for SID 2016.

Get involved with Safer Internet Day in the US.

If you’re outside the US and would like to find Safer Internet Day activities in your area, check out SaferInternetDay.org.


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