To celebrate Safer Internet Day 2010 and for the second year in a row, Microsoft subsidiaries across Europe are organizing employee volunteering activities to educate children, teachers and parents on how to make the best of the internet, and avoid the risks. Through local partnerships with NGOs, schools, customers and partners, around 650 Microsoft employees in 24 subsidiaries throughout Europe will train more than 50,000 people on online safety.
Just how safe is the internet for our children?
It is everyone’s responsibility – from teachers and parents, to governments and industry – to play a role in alerting children to the dangers online and ensuring a safe and responsible use of the internet.
Last week, I had the opportunity to have a quick interview with Janice Richardson from InSafe, the European Safer Internet awareness-raising network who are managing Safer Internet Day across Europe to get her to explain why this awareness raising is crucial.
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