Bermuda Joins Safer Internet Day Celebration

February 10, 2015

Bermuda and the United States for the first time today [Feb 10] joined the European Union [EU] in celebrating Safer Internet Day, with Bermuda organisers happy enough with the local response that they have already indicated that they plan to make the event an annual one.

The EU celebrated its sixth annual Safer Internet Day as lawmakers and companies announced an assortment of efforts to make the web and other digital technologies safer.

A group of seniors listen intently to presentations from exhibitors about cyber security and how to protect themselves on line from growing risks.


Internet giant Google also took the opportunity to promote digital safety today, making headlines when it offered free service upgrades to its users in exchange for reviewing account security settings.

In Bermuda, the Ministry of Economic Development’s Department of E-Commerce hosted a four-hour Safer Internet Day at Somersfield Academy.


Specifically geared towards Bermuda’s seniors, the free event was open to the public to learn about the information needed to protect against cyber threats.

The Department of E-Commerce provided presentations from a number of speakers, along with an exhibit area for organisations to provide additional information on cyber security.


Delegates learned more about using technology as an advantage and were reminded of the many ways to stay safe online through presentations made by a number of organizations.


A free shuttle service between City Hall and Somersfield Academy was provided by the National Office for Seniors and the Physically Challenged and a free light lunch was available.


The official website for Safer Internet Day says, “Safer Internet Day [SID] is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.”

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