Happy Safe Internet Day! It's a subject we take very seriously and it forms a central element to our business best practises. As well as it being a core responsibility for our company, many of us are parents and care deeply about online safety for our children. The tools Microsoft produce provide excellent security but they also must be used responsibly therefore education is one of the most effective means of helping to protect children online.

With this in mind, we have been working on a few initiatives which have culminted in the following ways for Safer Internet Day 2012...

1) Microsoft and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) have partnered to release a new customised Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser for parents and young people. The browser is available for download here and delivers enhanced features which can help children stay safer online. The customised browser provides young people with immediate access to CEOP, the government’s one-stop shop for internet safety, where they can report any concerns they may have and see the most up to date information about staying safer online for the whole family.

2) Our Xbox team has developed a site which gives in-depth advice with regards to safety within online gaming Play Smart, Play Safe.

3) We have a great site which gives up to date advice on keeping safe on all of our products here.

4) This year, CEOP and Microsoft have launched the ‘Parents and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’. This informative 20-minute film is being shared widely by both CEOP and their many partners. You can view this and get up to date advice here.

If you have any comments regarding Safer Internet Day then please do get in touch with us via Twitter: @msukinhealth or comment on this post. Happy surfing!
Posted by Howard