The year may be 2018, but internet security and cyberbullying are still hot topics when it comes to our online presence.
You would be surprised at how many people choose to save their passwords on websites that contain sensitive information, or how many kids have access to aggressive and/or inappropriate material.
Today, February 6th, is #SaferInternetDay – an annual event recognized in 130 countries around the world that aims to educate and create a more safe and respectful environment on the Internet.
Responsibility in the Age of Information
“The internet is a powerful tool that can lift, inspire and enable our young people to achieve great things, but this tool must be used with great respect,” said Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services.
“Understanding the importance of online safety is something our children need to learn at an early age. We all play a role in ensuring British Columbians, young and old, can enjoy the time they spend online.”
This website from the provincial government offers a plethora of resources and information on how to secure your and your kids’ online activity.
Here’s a quiz you can take to see if you’re doing everything you can to keep your internet information away from prying eyes.
Check out Google’s very own security checkup:
It's Safer Internet Day, Canada🇨🇦 Take the 2-minute Security Checkup right here-> https://t.co/pHx1TkqTYI 💻 #SaferInternetDay2018 #SaferInternetDay pic.twitter.com/pT1YPGDSTM
— Google Canada (@googlecanada) February 6, 2018
And here’s what our trusty law enforcement authorities have to say on the matter:
What Can Parents do to Help Their Kids Stay Safe Online? #SID2018 https://t.co/brHxbjIXii via @YouTube #SaferInternetDay2018 #SaferInternetDay (thanks @CdnChildProtect for this #resource for #parents) #yyj
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 6, 2018
Please tweet others the way you wanted to be tweeted! Today is #SaferInternetDay #oakbay. A good day to read up and discuss this growing and high risk aspect of life. If we don't educate our children, you can bet that some kid at school will. Yikes! https://t.co/LBbRLJpHJC #yyj pic.twitter.com/FR4dKK8m1n
— Oak Bay Police (@OakBayPolice) February 6, 2018
Have your say on internet security and respectfulness by using the hashtag #SaferInternetDay and #SID2018.