The internet has managed to permeate every aspect of our lives and that presence can be quite awe-inspiring. But it can also be quite dangerous. With the insurgence of smart phones, the World Wide Web is in everyone’s pocket. Connecting with loved ones has never been easier with email, social media, and video calling. The internet should be free and open, but not at the expense of your safety.
When it comes to children and the internet, vigilance is the key. In several studies, there is quite the generational gap in understanding the power of the web. Most teenagers, children, and senior citizens admitted that they wanted to know more about the internet and how to be safeguarded.
Safer Internet Day is an annual holiday that promotes the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones among children and young people. It will be held on February 5th, 2013 as a worldwide push to show people how to navigate the internet safely with these helpful tips.