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Today the world is marking Safer Internet Day, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness on the safe and responsible use of Internet and technology, especially among children and young people. The event, which started around 12 years ago in Europe, is now celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide.
This year's theme is 'Play your part for a better internet!' Many activities are taking place around the globe, with the involvement of all stakeholder groups. Apart from serving as an important awareness-raising initiative, the event is a reminder of the hard work that stakeholders undertake together to keep children safe online.
Students of Diplo's Master's in Contemporary Diplomacy also played their part. As part of their training on e-diplomacy, the participants worked on a social media campaign, creating content which has been shared throughout the day:
- A message and call for action to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, and the importance of education: http://digitalwatch.giplatform.org/events/safer-internet-day-2016. The page includes resources, such as websites, hashtags, and other online content.
- Social media messages, for Twitter and Facebook, which have been shared on Diplo's social networks today. Follow @igcbp and @diplomacyedu on Twitter, and DiploFoundation and IGCBP on Facebook, to share the content.
- An infographic, including key facts related to child online protection, and ways in which we can participate in #SID2016.
Help share the content across your networks. #Iplaymypart; #playyourpart too.