About our SID activities
Aspects of digital civility encourages safer, healthier, and more respectful online interactions. This year’s study, titled “Civility, Safety and Interaction Online – 2020”, surveyed teens ages 13-17 and adults ages 18-74 about their exposure to 21 different online risks. This latest research builds on similar studies undertaken each year since 2016 and will be published on Safer Internet Day (SID).
What we are doing to support the SID 2021 slogan of "Together for a better internet"…
Microsoft has a longstanding commitment to protecting all individuals as they live out their digital lives. Microsoft approaches online safety with four key areas in mind: technology, self-governance, education, and partnerships.
First and foremost, we are a technology company, and we have a responsibility to create software, devices, and services that have safety features, functionality and considerations built in from the outset.
Microsoft’s cross-company Digital Safety Team is examining and coordinating our global efforts to combat illegal and harmful content including child sexual exploitation and abuse imagery as well as terrorism and violent extremist content.
In addition, Microsoft is working closely with governments, industry, civil society organizations, academics, and other stakeholders to promote the integrity and security of our services and the online space more generally. For example, Microsoft is a signatory to the following codes and self-regulatory initiatives: the EU Internet Forum, the Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online, the Alliance to better protect minors online, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, the Charter for a Free, Open and Safe Internet, the Technology Coalition, and the Global Network Initiative. Those efforts demonstrate the breadth of our commitment to a safer internet.
There is still much work to do, but Microsoft stands ready to do its part to protect people across the globe to prevent the internet from being abused.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in devices and services that help people and businesses realise their full potential. Our mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. We are motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our products to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them.