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>