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Celebrate Safer Internet Day on February 5!

February 4, 2019 by Megan Sawle

Held each year in February, Safer Internet Day unites millions of people from over 130 countries to promote safe Internet use, especially among children and young people.

The theme for Safer Internet Day 2019 is “create, connect and share respect: A better Internet starts with you.” Here at InfoSec Institute, we believe it’s everyone’s responsibility to promote secure online behavior. For today’s youth, learning to use the Internet is as commonplace as learning to tie their shoes. As educators, parents and siblings, we must teach the next generation how to stay safe on the Internet — long before they create their first online account.

Help us spread the word by reading and sharing these free resources with family, friends and the young Internet users you know. Let’s practice Safer Internet Day year round!

About Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is organized by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission. To help organizers get the word out about Safer Internet Day 2019, share this article or visit their website for free images, activities and infographics.

Posted: February 4, 2019
Megan Sawle
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Megan Sawle is a communications and research professional with 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, bioscience and higher education. Megan leads Infosec’s research strategy, leveraging study findings to mature its cybersecurity education offerings and build awareness of cybersecurity diversity and skill shortage challenges. Since joining the team, she’s directed research projects on a wide variety of cybersecurity topics ranging from dark web marketplaces and phishing kits to the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) and the importance of soft skills in cybersecurity roles. Megan is a University of Wisconsin-Stout graduate, an avid equestrian and (very) amateur mycologist.