Why Small Businesses Should Care About Safer Internet Day

Even though this day has passed, please take a moment to review this post.

Intuit Small Business Blog, by Brenda Barron on February 10, 2014

February 11 is Safer Internet Day.  As the name suggests, its purpose is to “celebrate positive practices in digital  media and technology and [to] grow public awareness that a safer, better  internet depends on all of us.” This includes small business’s efforts to  protect themselves and their customers by improving online privacy and  security.

Safer Internet Day was established in Europe a decade ago by the Insafe Network. The occasion was first  recognized in the United States in 2012, after the U.S. Department of  Homeland Security and the European Commission signed a joint declaration to  “make the internet safer for kids.” Insafe appointed ConnectSafely to coordinate the U.S.-based events in 2013, and the organization is leading  this year’s effort as well.

For the 2014 campaign, ConnectSafely is asking supporters to share “One Good  Thing” they’ve done to make the online world a little bit better. Small-business  owners can participate by posting contributions in 50 words or 15- to 30-second  videos. The top submissions will be shared during a Safer Internet Day event at  the National Cable and  Telecommunications Association in Washington, D.C.

“Every internet user and business big and small has a vital role to play in  making today’s very participatory, user-driven internet great,” says Anne  Collier, co-founder of ConnectSafely.org. <READ MORE>

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