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Safer Internet Day

Every Day Should Be 'Safer Internet Day'

Diana Graber | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

So I like Annie Fox's suggestion that we "vaccinate kids before they play on the Internet." Let's actually give them the 21st Century skills we keep talking about.

Let's Choose to Create a Better Internet

Stephen Balkam | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Stephen Balkam

In a small way, we are co-creators of the Internet every time we log on, send a text or upload a photo. In what might seem to be in an insignificant way, we add to the tone, tenor and nature of the web by our actions, by what we contribute and by what we choose not to respond to.

Safer Internet Day With Sheryl Sandberg, Kamala Harris and the Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.

Larry Magid | Posted 04.05.2015 | Technology
Larry Magid

I'm particularly excited by the upcoming Safer Internet Day panel titled "Using Technology to Effect Social Change" because it will cover how today's connected devices are helping people all over the planet make small and large changes to improve their lives.

Building Better Digital Citizens

Otha Thornton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Otha Thornton

While technology is a powerful tool for teaching and learning, it's just as important to help students think about the risks of their online behaviors including identity theft, exposure to inappropriate material and potential cyberbullying.

Tell Us How You're Making the Internet and the World a Better Place

Larry Magid | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Larry Magid

"Goodness" can be infectious. We keep hearing about an epidemic of cyberbullying (actually there isn't one), but we'd much rather be talking about an epidemic of kindness because that's exactly what is happening right now.

Safer Internet Day 2013 -- It's Not Espionage to Know How Your Children Are Accessing the Internet

Christopher Burgess | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Christopher Burgess

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day 2013, and I find myself asking folks again and again, "Do you know how your children are accessing the Internet?"

Hey, It's Safer Internet Day -- Take The Pledge!

Stephen Balkam | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

To mark Safer Internet Day, we are launching a pledge and a call to action. I realize there are many pledges out there, mostly sounding like the 11th Commandment: "I will not..." or "I shall not..." Instead, our Pledge for Good is positive, affirming and aspirational. And simple: "I will use my power for good."

Internet Reflects, Magnifies the Opportunities and Dangers of the Real World

Larry Magid | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Despite what some people say, research from the best scholars has found that predators very rarely find victims online. They find them the old fashioned way: in their local communities.

Five Tips for a Safer Internet Day 2012

Christopher Burgess | Posted 04.08.2012 | Technology
Christopher Burgess

Lose one, and the criminals will find a way to exploit them all. Easy way to remember that was given to me many years ago: Passwords are like toothbrushes; you don't share them and you change them regularly.