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Microsoft - Safer Internet Day 2012
For the fourth consecutive year, Microsoft is celebrating Safer Internet Day with initiatives promoting Internet safety across Europe. In line with this year’s Safer Internet Day theme, “Connecting Generations and Educating Each Other”, at least 600 Microsoft employees in 20 countries are engaging over 98,400 students, parents and teachers in presentations on online safety. Working closely with our partners including InSafe, law enforcement, local governments and others, these interactive sessions aim to raise awareness of the issue among Europeans of all ages and encourage the safe and responsible enjoyment of the online world.
In addition, we continue to encourage Internet safety education and responsible online behavior by releasing new educational materials and research in support of the Safer Internet Day theme. In parallel to Safer Internet Day 2012, Microsoft is publishing a Computing Safety Index covering 27 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The index provides insights into consumers’ behaviors and adoption of online tools highlighting the basic online security protection issues consumers face as well as the opportunities that exist to learn and do more, particularly against new and emerging risks in the social realm.
Microsoft has also recently conducted research in partnership with AARP to learn about awareness and perceptions of safety and communications related to the use of online technologies and devices. The survey group spanned the generations, including American teens, parents, and older adults. Study results and associated education materials will be posted here on Safer Internet Day.