Today is Safer Internet Day around the world, an initiative that has focused attention on the possibilities of the internet as well as it’s dangers over the past years. This year the theme of the day is around the connection that the internet can make across generations as both young and old can use technology to work, interact and learn online.

Unfortunately, the possibilities of the internet require us all to share a collective responsibility to be safe online, to protect our computer and mobile devices, to safeguard our personal information and to protect our kids from inappropriate online content. We’ve recorded this short video to share some simple tips on how you can be safer.

If you need any further information or get access to the free online tools like Microsoft Security Essentials or the Windows Live Family Safety Filter, go to microsoft.com/security or ThinkUKnow.org.au.

Safer Internet Day tips from Microsoft on Vimeo.

 

Have a safe day online.

James Kavanagh
Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft  Australia