ISRAEL Safer Internet Day Committee
Safer Internet Day 2013
National week for safe online surfing in Israel is marked as "Making Good on the Web and Pass it on".
The National Week for Safe Online Surfing involves online and face to face activities through the education system and it is a coordinated effort to increase awareness around safety on the Internet and how to manage potential risks. The activity program was designed to empower students about their ability to structure and lead to appropriate behavior norms in the digital world while emphasizing the importance of cyber safety topics such as password security, smart surfing habits, and the safeguarding of personal information.
Panel discussions were held all across the country with schoolchildren and different cyber security experts among them: High-Tech specialists, educational consultants, Israeli police, and the youth public defense organization. 40,000 participants were counted in 70 different panels.
Soldiers from the Israel Defense Force ICT Department lectured on safe Internet issues to 10-12 grade students.
The Israeli Internet Association (ISOC) provided a number of lectures to 1500 elementary school students about issues of "safe browsing on the web".
Online distance learning meetings were held using the online virtual campus to 600 5-6 graders. The children had the honor of meeting with a security specialist from Microsoft, talking to them on various online security issues, giving them tips and guidance on how to protect themselves from different threats and be responsible cyber citizens.
The Israeli Ministry of Education collaborated on this project with various organizations including: Israel Police, Israel Defense Forces, Ministry of Public Defense, Youth public Defense, ISOC, Microsoft Corporation, Intel, Google, Eshnav and Adler Institute .
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