LONDON, UK – February 07, 2023 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd – Safer Internet Day encourages everyone to “come together for a better internet” and is a community-led celebration, promoting a safer approach to life online. It takes place in February every year, and this year it will be celebrated on the 7e February with the theme “Want to talk about it? Make room for conversations about life online.
2023 is very special because it celebrates the 20e anniversary of Safer Internet Day, which Samsung has supported since 2017.
This year, Samsung UK and Internet Matters championed the theme by inviting young people to join our webinar panel, alongside Ghislaine Bombusa from Internet Matters and Maristelle Pearce from Eikon, hearing about their experiences online, as well as empowering parents and guardians to support young people in their lives through active conversations and practical tools.
Partnering with Internet Matters for a sixth year, Samsung continues to be driven to keep young people safe online and ensure families have the knowledge and tools they need to surf the internet safely. Our quiz-based interactive tool, The Online Together Project, was designed to help all young people, their parents and guardians foster an inclusive online culture. The first phase focuses on tackling gender stereotypes and a new module focusing on online hate will be available soon.
Will Gardner, OBE, Director of the UK Safer Internet Center said:
“Samsung has supported Safer Internet Day for many years. The Day provides a great opportunity to highlight the importance of online safety for young people and provide practical support, advice, conversation starters and more. This year, it’s about inspiring young people and all of us to have better conversations about life online by making sure we all listen to what young people have to share.
James Kitto, Vice President, Head of MX Division at Samsung said:
“At Samsung, we are committed to ensuring that young people can explore the Internet safely, and we take a family-centered approach to promoting a safe and inclusive online culture.
We have partnered with Internet Matters for many years to improve the safety and experience of young people online. We look forward to launching our new topic for The Online Together Project soon; continue to help young people, their parents and carers develop critical thinking skills and promote positivity online.
Samsung believes that bringing technology to the forefront of education can open up many opportunities for young people, as evidenced by our broader work through Solve for Tomorrow and our continued support for Safer Internet Day.
We hope that our activities throughout Safer Internet Day and our ongoing partnership with Internet Matters will inspire families to have positive conversations about online safety, while providing the tools and resources needed to put safe measures in place. and productive.
To find out more about Safer Internet Day, visit: www.saferinternetday.org.uk To find out more about our partnership with Internet Matters, visit: https://www.internetmatters.org/about-us/our-partners/samsung -internet-matters-corporate-partner/samsung-micro-site/