Middle Country became aware of ConnectSafely because of Safer Internet Day, for which ConnectSafely is the United States partner for the worldwide organization. Safer Internet Day is a worldwide event aimed at promoting the safe and positive use of digital technology for all users, especially children and teens. Safer Internet Day takes place on the second Tuesday in February each year.
ConnectSafely has great resources on their website including tips & advice, for students, educators, parents, and seniors. There are specific guides written for cyberbullying, the most popular social media websites (TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), games (Roblox), and general guides for things like cybersecurity, shopping, mobile phones, media literacy & fake news, and more.
Please take some time to check out the great information on ConnectSafely and Safer Internet Day.
ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.
Safer Internet Day
Within these pages you will find a wealth of multilingual resources empowering young people, their teachers and their families to make the best possible use of online technology. It is a space where leaders in the internet safety community can communicate with the public and exchange ideas, knowledge and experience with each other.