Microsoft celebrates Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day 2016 was celebrated across the globe on Tuesday, 9 February. In our round up of events and activities which took place to mark the day, we hear from SID Supporter Microsoft:
Microsoft is a supporter of Safer Internet Day, the annual celebration of creating a safer and better internet for children and young people across the globe, and frequently launches new research and initiatives in support of the campaign. Last October, we reported on the establishment of Microsoft's Council for Digital Good. Here, Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft, reports on the success of its teen council after one year of operation.
According to Microsoft's latest study, released on Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018, people's digital interactions and responses to online risks appear to be improving around the world – though perhaps surprisingly, many of those who have been targeted for abuse online say their perpetrators came from their immediate families and social circles.
- BIK team
Debating the offline consequences of online behaviour is a frequent topic of discussion in the current digital age, by both internet safety experts and end-users alike.
When it comes to personal online safety, teenagers appear to be aware of the possible imminent risks that they may encounter on the internet just as much as adults.
- BIK Team
- Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre
On 26 April 2016, the Applied Research and Communications Fund (ARC Fund) and Association Debates Sofia organised a debate on the topic ‘For and against uploading a sexy selfie'. A discussion on the two points of view aimed to shed more light on whether sexy selfies bring more positives or negatives to the young people who share them online.
- Battling Brook Community Primary School (UK)