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:


"Safer Internet Day is an international day of action to promote safer, more responsible use of technology and services, particularly among children and young people.
"On Tuesday 9 February, via Microsoft on the Issues, we announced our global involvement in Safer Internet Day. Twelve European countries participated including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Ukraine and the UK (Scotland).
"We also announced the launch of training events at all US Microsoft stores to educate customers about avoiding tech support scams.
"Further information is available in our blog post by Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer. Titled Safer Internet Day 2016: The perfect time to take stock of our online habits and practices, it provides general tips on how people can stay safe online. 
"We also reached out to tech and consumer press including USA Today, New York Times, and others."

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