, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo Participate In Safer Internet Day

Social media Q&A site wants to create a safe haven for today's youth, so the company launched Safety Center designed to provide information and to safely navigate services. The launch coincides with Safer Internet Day 2015, a global event held Feb. 10, dedicated to making the Internet safer. 

Along with, the day is made possible with support from Facebook, Google, LifeLock, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Symantec, Trend Micro, Twitter and Yahoo., an subsidiary, focuses on tips to protect kids as well as dealing with cyberbullies. Meanwhile, 52% of young people report being cyberbullied, and 25% of teenagers report that they have experienced repeated bullying via their cell phone or on the Internet, per The site also cites that among the young people who report cyberbullying incidents against them, 33% reported that their bullies issued online threats.



Catherine Teitelbaum, head of safety and trust at, wants to offer easy-to-read actionable information and research-based perspective on the complex issues teens face today, mainly how to protect themselves against cyberbullies, and how to remain safe online.

The Safety Center features research on product safety tools like how to turn off anonymous questions, blocking and reporting other users, and how to control public profiles. The Safety Center will also include a Safety Blog featuring insight from executives.

Facebook's Silicon Valley campus will host Safer Internet Day, coordinated by ConnectSafely, which provides resources aimed at helping Internet users make safer choices online. The event will feature digital safety leadership along with youth leaders, educators, policy makers, parents and peers from world-renowned technology brands to focus on strategies for creating a better, more positive Internet.

The group will live stream the event starting at 1:15 P.M. Pacific time.

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  1. Taylor Enriquez from Arizona State University, February 9, 2015 at 11:01 p.m.

    I love this article. I think this is an amazing idea that is way over due. I think that more internet cites should participate in internet safety day. I believe that this is a very efficient way to raise awareness and promote cyber safety. I feel that after this years event, this promotion will only grow for next year, and hopefully years after that. I like that you included the information on cyber bulling. I wish this was more advertised, because if it weren't for this article I would have never know this was going on. I will definitely be tuning into the live stream tomorrow.

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