Bermuda Safer Internet Day Committee - Bermuda Government: Department of ICT Policy & Innovation - Cybertips
About our SID activities
It's not surprising that the island's seniors are increasingly technology savvy, using the internet and mobile devices in their daily lives for a variety of activities. More and more, they are seizing opportunities to learn about their wifi-ready devices and develop the skills necessary to use them to their advantage in an e-ready Bermuda.
What we are doing to support the SID 2020 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
On our shores, Safer Internet Day is specifically geared towards the island's seniors and aimed to remind them of the many ways to stay safe online and to use technology to their benefit. While the internet is a great tool for seniors to stay in touch with friends and family, conduct business, plan travel, access records, and enjoy hobbies and interests, each generation has unique exposures using various technologies. Many scams have been uncovered that target seniors locally and that often amount to financial fraud, identity theft, etc.
Cybertips is Bermuda's source of information on internet safety and security, brought to you by the Cabinet Office and the Department of ICT Policy and Innovation.
Our aim is to provide practical tips, resources and information to users of the various technologies to get the most out of them by encouraging safe practices. Additionally, we want everyone to be on guard against online dangers, inappropriate content, potentially harmful behaviours and cyber-attacks.
The Cybertips team routinely visit schools, youth organisations and numerous community events. They have spoken to thousands of students, seniors, parents, educators and youth groups since 2007. They are here to empower Bermuda's residents with the knowledge and skills to use the technologies available to them in safe, secure and beneficial ways.
The office of the Premier and the Department of ICT Policy & Innovation partners with the Bermuda Police Service, the Child Safe Guarding Committee, Child & Family Services, The Internet Watch Foundation and a number of other organisations locally and internationally to bring the most up to date, innovative and media rich educational tools to Bermuda.