Over the years, I have shared several tips on how to help protect yourself and your online privacy here on my blog, so with today, February 11, 2014, being Safer Internet Day, I wanted to once again make you aware of some information and resources you can use. Microsoft is a long-standing supporter of Safer Internet Day (SID), a global campaign that encourages safer and more responsible use of technology and a healthy internet for everyone. This year for Safer Internet Day, Microsoft is encouraging everyone to Do 1 Thing to stay safer online, and we are encouraging people to share their stories of what they are doing for a safer internet for all. Here are some resources and things to utilize:
1) Share your promise to make a better internet: Starting today, February 11, you can share your promise to create a better Internet on a new website: Microsoft.com/SaferOnline. By doing so, or by participating in either of the social media activities below, Microsoft will make a donation to TechSoup Global – a nonprofit organization using technology to solve global problems and foster social change!
2) #Do1Thing profile picture. Download and use the #Do1Thing icon (JPG) as your social media profile picture to encourage others to join the SID movement! Show your updated profile by tweeting to the @Safer_Online channel or commenting on the Safer Online Facebook page and Microsoft will make a $50 USD donation to TechSoup Global.
3) Join our SID Twitter party. Beginning at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time on February 11, 2014, the Microsoft @Safer_Online channel will host a #SID2014 Twitter party, and everyone’s invited! There are three ways to win prizes: participating in the party, answering the "creative question," and decoding our SID phrase. Read the official rules for details.
Here are online resources for you to learn more and participate:
Online and computing safety is important for everyone, so take a few minutes to look through this information and these resources to see how you too can help improve your online safety and that of those you know. Plus, share your story with us on the One Thing you will do to help make online and internet safety even better moving forward.
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Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and Facebook Sr. Sales Excellence Manager Microsoft Corporation This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights