Celebrate Safer Internet Day 2019 with our Teen Board

February 5 is
Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual celebration of a safer and better internet, where we aim to promote the many positive opportunities online while encouraging safe and responsible behaviour. Celebrated in over 140 countries with the support of organisations and industry, parents and teachers, and children and young people, Safer Internet Day is our chance to create a better internet together! If you support the Safer Internet Day campaign, you are standing up for a cause that matters and making a positive impact on the internet. Find out more about the campaign at www.saferinternetday.org

Teen Board Member
Leads Kentucky’s Campaign

KGSC Teen Board member and Louisville native Jazmine Harry joined the inaugural Microsoft Council for Digital Good in April 2017.  With the Council Jazmine is working to advance digital civility and to make online interactions safer for children and teens alike. The goal of the Council for Digital Good is to encourage empathy and kindness in online interactions and to promote treating others with respect and dignity.

Council members are given the opportunity to engage with leaders of non- profits, authors and even representatives from the United Nations agencies.  In turn council members provide their thoughts and perspectives to these other groups.

In the summer of 2018, the Council for Digital Good met with policy makers, technologists, academicians and non-profit leaders in D.C to talk about issues related to children and technology and the role the government and private sector plays. The teens presented an open letter to policy makers. The highlight of Jazmine’s trip was meeting the First Lady, Melania Trump (pictured with the Council, Jazmine is third from right), and sharing her ideas for fostering digital civility: safer and healthier online interactions among all people.