ConnectSafely.org is pleased to coordinate U.S.-based activities for Safer Internet Day.
SaferInternetDay.us offers a complete look at our plans, which include the “One Good Thing” campaign to make kindness go viral and a special youth-driven event we’ll host on February 11 in Washington, D.C.
One Good Thing Campaign
ConnectSafely.org encourages all Americans to share "One Good Thing" they've done or will do to make the Internet a better place or the world a better place using the Internet. All users—young people, parents, educators, law enforcement people, policymakers and organizations—are encouraged to participate by posting short (20- to 30-sec.) videos or text comments at SaferInternetDay.us/one-good-thing.
Washington, D.C. Event
ConnectSafely will be sharing people's "One Good Thing" at a Safer Internet Day event on Feb. 11 at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) in Washington, D.C. The event will be broadcast live starting at 9:00 a.m. EST at SaferInternetDay.us and Facebook/Safety.
Along with a "One Good Thing" presentation, the event will feature two panel discussions, one of student leaders from around the U.S. talking about social media and moderated by ConnectSafely co-director Larry Magid and one of representatives from some of teens' favorite social media services (Xbox Live, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube) moderated by high school student leader Aidan McDaniel of Warm Springs, W.Va. Also in attendance will be policy makers and media.
ConnectSafely encourages everyone, especially youth, to mark Safer Internet Day in some way, with One Good Thing submissions, family or class discussions, or events such as a parents’ night at a library, school, senior facility or community center. For ideas, click here.
Safer Internet Day U.S. is made possible by nonprofit partners and financial support from leading companies, including Microsoft Corp., Facebook, LinkedIn, Sprint, Trend Micro and Twitter. Our nonprofit partners include Committee for Children, FOSI, Common Sense Media, iKeepSafe, Internet Education Foundation, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and StaySafeOnline.org.