Today is Safer Internet Day being celebrated globally under the theme‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’. The day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre and opens up to other organisations in other countries to take part in the themed event with their own ideas.
It aims to promote the space for a positive cyber space and less cyberbullying on kinds of social media platforms for children and youths.
‘The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.’ – UK Safer Internet Centre
Facebook is also part of Safer Internet Day 2017, sharing the following tip:
There are two simple checkups you can do on your Facebook account to be the change for a better internet. Privacy Checkup – a quick tool that takes you through a few steps to review things like who you’re posting to, which apps you use, and the privacy of key pieces of information on your profile. Do it quickly now: fb.me/PrivacyCheckup. You can also take our Security Checkup – a quick tool that helps you review the security settings on your account and add more security. Do it quickly now: https://www.facebook.com/help/799880743466869
You can become a supporter and create your own local event around Safer Internet Day here. Maybe next year Zambia will be on the map with a notable one.