Safer Internet Day 2010 is held on Tuesday the 9th of February and is supported by the Australian Communications and Media Authority through its cybersafety education program.
The Maroondah Journal has reported on Maroondah City Council’s involvement in the event:
Maroondah Mayor Alex Makin said this year’s theme, ‘Think before you post’, was an important message for people when using the Internet and mobile phones.
The theme reflects the growing popularity of services such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter and calls on community to think twice before submitting personal information through these services.
“Taking the simple step to stop and think before sending or posting information may help reduce negative experiences online. What you send or post is placed in the public domain so it pays to be careful.”
While the Internet is certainly a useful communications platform it is imperative that people are mindful of their safety when using online services.