Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Global Internet Safety Awareness Day


The other day my Public Information Officer (PIO) was surfing the World Wide Web and came across a website which proclaimed Tuesday, February 7th, as Safer Internet Day. The goal of this organization is to stress the importance of safety and security on the internet.

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organized by Insafe, and is recognized in February of each year to “promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.”

Here locally, The Overland Park Police Department has been proactive through the years in its efforts to promote online safety of our young people. During the school year, our School Resource Officers (SRO’s) educate both kids and their parents on the dangers of the internet and offer ways to protect themselves.

Take a moment today and check out the links below for more information about Safer Internet Day. Each of them offers suggestions to protect you and your loved ones from the dangers of on-line predators.

http://www.saferinternetday.org/web/guest

http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/sid.aspx

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/net_safety.html