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  • Internet Safety Day Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    February 10, 2014

    Safer Internet Day

    On February 11th, ConnectSafely will hold a half-day event: “Safer Internet Day 2014: Teens and Tech Leaders on Building a Better Internet,” with featured speaker Sen. Charles Schumer.

    There will be two panel discussions on how young people interact on social media:

    9:30-10:30 – Panel 1: Youth Views on Using the Internet & Social Media & Making Them Better. This discussion will feature youth leaders from five states.

    10:30-11:30 – Panel 2: A Conversation with Tech Companies & Teens about Social Media. Nicky Jackson Colaco, Head of Public Policy at Instagram, will be on the panel along with other executives from Tumblr, Twitter, Xbox Live and Google/YouTube.

    Watch it live starting at 9:00 AM Eastern on Tuesday.

    You can participate in Internet Safety Day by sharing ONE GOOD THING…


    Think of a good thing you’ve done or seen somebody else do to make the Internet a better place or the world a better place with the help of the Internet (here are some examples), then share it with a little text or video telling us about it – just 15-30 seconds or 50 words, short and sweet.  Here are some example topics…

    • Texting a kind message to a friend who was sad
    • Helping a grandparent figure out Facebook
    • Making sure a young cousin is posting appropriate photos
    • Getting a bunch of parents together and teaching them about how to use social media safely

    Have fun with it!  Click here to view one video example. 


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