This Safer Internet Day, let’s make the Internet a better place by changing the way we act, interact, and transact online!
PureVPN is enabling its users to gift 12 monthly accounts to loved ones for every sign up this Safer Internet Day.
Safer Internet Day, also commonly referred to as SID, is a global initiative – coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network. The initiative aims to educate kids about online safety and spark a border-less conversation about the responsible use of technology. Read on to learn more about the importance of this day and what you can do to make every day safer.
In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre every year, which is a partnership between three leading charities: the Internet Watch Foundation, South West Grid for Learning, and Childnet International.
Hundreds of countries outside of Europe also celebrate the day. The concept of Safer Internet Day Committees was introduced in 2009, to make the event truly global. Every year since then, the Safer Internet Day had allowed parents to help their kids remain safe from the many dangers circling the Internet.
The day will be observed on Tuesday, February 11, in 2020. This year’s theme is “Together for a better internet”. Indeed, we all need to play our part to ensure we continue to enjoy the countless advantages we have at our disposal, thanks to the Internet but positively, responsibly, and safely.
The internet is arguably the most disruptive technology ever. It has erased physical distances and enabled us to communicate and interact with people thousands of miles away, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for today’s youth.
However, while it has made our lives easier in countless ways, constant connectivity also leaves us vulnerable and exposed to a variety of threats lurking online. From phishing and ransomware to cyberstalking and identity theft, the threat landscape is not only evolving but also increasing in severity with time.
Safer Internet Day presents a much-needed opportunity to spread awareness about the risks associated with the digital world, and empower both young and old to make the most of the internet while remaining safe.
We asked everyone to do their bit in supporting Safer Internet Day and what it stands for by getting involved in our SID campaign. We were humbled by a positive response from hundreds of participants.
PureVPN partnered with Safer Internet Day to raise awareness about the dangers lurking online and why everyone on the web, regardless of their age, should secure their digital footprints.
Those who retweeted the official SID posts by PureVPN were given free VPN accounts to share among their friends and family. A safer internet means a safer you!
A safer internet is where anyone, irrespective of who they are and where they come from have the online security to express openly. Internet with no bounds for all and online privacy to respect the rights of those who prefer online anonymity.
Like last year, PureVPN – an official SID supporter – has joined hands with UK Safer Internet Center to spread the message of Safer Internet Day.
We’ll be creating and sharing useful resources on combating the most common online threats.
Also, we’re taking the giveaway/gift approach once again to encourage individuals to join the conversation and strengthen the dialogue around Internet safety.
Although the Internet has empowered and accelerated advancements in almost everything imaginable, it has also exposed us to a variety of online threats such as identity theft, social engineering, cyberbullying, ransomware, exploitation of kids, and fraud, among others.
With so much of our data readily available online, being safe on the Internet isn’t a choice. It’s a must. The first step towards online safety is to be ‘aware’ of the different kinds of threats and vulnerabilities that lurk on the internet and how you can help your kids to not fall victim to them.
At PureVPN, we proactively help you protect you when it comes to securing our data. After all, we live and breathe security and privacy! Nonetheless, we realize this may not necessarily be the case for everybody.
So, on this Safer Internet Day, instead of reminding you to protect your Internet connection with a VPN (which you totally should), we will be providing you with Internet safety tips to follow and protect yourself online!
The following are some of the most common internet safety issues that we face today:
Internet Safety Tips to Help Your Kids Against Cyberbullying
Internet Safety Tips to Shield Your Kids from Offensive/Obscene Content
Internet Safety Tips to Help Your Kids Against Cyberstalking
Internet Safety Tips to Help Your Kids Against Online Predation
Internet Safety Tips to Prevent Malware
Internet Safety Tips to Prevent Phishing
Internet Safety Tips to Prevent Online Scams
Internet Safety Tips to Prevent Spamming
Internet Safety Tips to Prevent Ransomware
Let’s take this Safer Internet Day as a clear reminder that the internet is jam-packed with evil actors who are eagerly cooking ways to do us wrong.
The only way to move forward is to secure your digital existence and make the internet a safe place for children and adults.
Let’s pledge to take security measures that ensure the highest secrecy of your online activities. Team PureVPN wishes everyone a happy Safer Internet Day!