Celebrating Safer Internet Day Across the World

“Almost 40 countries will participate in the fourth edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) which this year takes place on 6 February. The highlight of the day will once again be a worldwide blogathon, which will reach Australia on 6th February and progress westward through the day to finish up in the USA and Canada. Following the huge success encountered in 2006, this year’s blogathon goes one step further to include the voices of hundreds of youngsters. In the framework of a competition launched in October 2006, more than 200 schools in 25 countries across the globe have been working in pairs, using technology to cross geographical borders, to create internet safety awareness material on one of three themes: e-privacy, netiquette, and power of image. On Safer Internet Day, all of the projects they have produced will be uploaded to the blogathon.”

The online community of Habbo also issued a press release on how they are designating February as Teen Online Safety Awareness Month with Teen Magazine and Teenmag.com supporting the effort.

Sorry I didn’t catch this earlier. Maybe even some ideas for using social networking with libraries as well regarding TTW, DOPA, or other issues.

Posted by Kelly Czarnecki

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.
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