Safer Internet Day spreads web safety message

Safer Internet Day logo

Web users around the world are being asked to come together today to try and spread the word of how important it is to stay safe on the net.

Today marks the annual Safer Internet Day, organised by web safety network Insafe. Each year has a more specific theme, with 2011's being "It's more than a game, it's your life."

Children and young people will be encouraged to consider how their digital lives can affect their real ones and how their online identities and activities can affect real life.

"Safer Internet Day is the annual highlight for the wide range of people and organisations who work hard to make the internet safer. Today, Safer Internet Centres, educators, parents, industry policy makers and children themselves all have the opportunity to review their achievements and identify challenges ahead," said Neelie Kroes, patron of Safer Internet Day and European Digital Agenda Commissioner.

"For children and young people especially, it is both a celebration of the wonderful opportunities the online world offers, and a reminder that they need to be responsible citizens in the digital world. I am proud to support Safer Internet Day".

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.