Today marks the 10th Safer Internet Day
Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network (www.saferinternet.org) as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide, and across all continents.
From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Insafe aims to be at the forefront of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. For SID 2015, the focus will be on “Let’s create a better internet together”.
Below is some information on how you can engage more safely online along with information on a Live Stream with Attorney General Kamala Harris and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Live Stream begins Tues 1:15 PT (4:15 ET)
The Safer Internet Day event will be streamed live on this site starting at 1:15 PM PT (4:15 ET) on Tuesday February 10th.
Featuring California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg + National PTA President Otha Thornton & 3 great panels
On Tuesday, February 10th, ConnectSafely will hold a free half-day event: “Safer Internet Day 2015: Actions & Activism Toward a Better Net & World.” We’ll bring together youth leaders, educators, policy makers, parents, Internet safety experts and executives from the leading tech companies to focus not just on problems but solutions for a better Internet. The event will be streamed live on this site. #SIDUS15 #SaferInternetDay
Opening Remarks: Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
Keynote Speaker: California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Panel #1 – “Beyond Bullying: Dealing with Trolling & Social Cruelty”
- Dan Tynan, Yahoo Tech columnist (moderator)
- Rayna Archuleta, high school student
- Annie Fox, M.Ed, parenting expert, family coach and online adviser for teens
- Natalie Madrigal Ortiz, high school student
- Cindy Southworth, National Network to End Domestic Violence
- Catherine Teitelbaum, Ask.fm
- Dave Wilner, Secret
Panel #2 – “Using Technology to Effect Social Change”
- Maya Enista Smith, adviser to the Born This Way Foundation (moderator)
- Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations
- Rafael Johns, Youth Radio
- Erik Martin, Student Voice (university student, consultant to U.S. Dept. of Education)
- Jamia Wilson, Women, Action & the Media
Presentation by National PTA President Otha Thornton
Panel #3 – “Wrapping It All Up: A Conversation with Industry Leaders”
- Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute (moderator)
- Juniper Downs, Google
- Nicky Jackson Colaco, Instagram
- Del Harvey, Twitter
5:30 Program Ends
5:30 – 7:00 Light Supper/Reception