Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Happy Safer Internet Day 2014!
Safer Internet Day (SID) has been organized by Insafe each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones.
This day is particularly geared towards children and young adults to encourage awareness with Internet usage. Today, February 11,2014 is Safer Internet Day 2014. "Lets create a better Internet together".
Social cruelty is a growing problem both in schools and outside of schools online and off. In a presentation given at the International Bullying Prevention Association conference by Aidan McDaniel, a student activist said, "its everybody's problem" and the solution doesn't happen "without working with each other." Aidan spoke sparingly about how he and other students train peers to mentor younger students in bullying prevention.
The Professors Professors Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin, who run the Cyberbullying Research Center, say that "everyone is looking for an answer to the bullying and cyber-bullying problem." Safer Internet Day is now celebrated in more than 100 countries and with its theme for this year ("Let's create a safer Internet together") SID is modeling what both activists and researchers have long been saying: that safety and wellbeing on this planet's increasingly social, user-driven internet require - by definition - a social, collaborative solution.
You can go onto the SID website and learn how to get involved.
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Safer Internet Day Website