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Despite rare Seattle snow, families came and cameras rolled at US Safer Internet Day

  • Awareness
  • 12/03/2019
  • ConnectSafely, the US Safer Internet Day Committee

A rare Seattle snow storm forced Seattle Public Schools to cancel school on Safer Internet Day (SID), on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, so the 200 students supposed to participate in the daytime event were not able to board the buses and attend. But that did not stop ConnectSafely and partners from holding the event, thanks largely to the quick response by COO Maureen Kochan, Conference Coordinator Lynn Lonsway and host, Google Outreach and Education manager, Jeff Dunn.

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Microsoft's Council for Digital Good, six months later

  • Awareness
  • 13/02/2019
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer

In July 2018, Microsoft concluded its inaugural Council for Digital Good, an initiative involving 15 teens from 12 US states, selected to help advance Microsoft's work in digital civility: promoting safer and healthier online interactions among all people. Six months later, Microsoft shares what these impressive young people have done since their council term ended, as well as their planned activities for Safer Internet Day 2019.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Given its synergies with Safer Internet Day (SID) and the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda in general, we are proud to support NCSAM as an official champion. We'll be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organisations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.

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