Celebrating Safer Internet Day with IC3 Certification

While the internet offers opportunities for rich education and learning, there are increased risks associated with online activity. Fraud cases are on the rise, up 70% from 2020. The rising number of cases comes with increased costs. Fraud and identity theft cost Americans $5.8 billion.

Issues of fraud and internet safety have become even more crucial in the last several years, with increased dependence on technology and the internet. Global internet users have climbed to 4.95 billion at the start of 2022, as reported in the Digital 2022 Global Overview Report. With more people online, it’s more important now than ever to keep the internet safe. Find out how you can join people around the world in the drive for a better and safer online experience through Safer Internet Day.

What Is Safer Internet Day?

Safer Internet Day (SID), happening February 7th, started as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004. Since then, it’s grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 180 countries and territories worldwide. From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.

How Can I Participate in Safer Internet Day?

Everyone can participate in Safer Internet Day. The SID resource gallery has everything you need to bring Safer Internet Day into the classroom. Discover resources such as assemblies, lesson plans, and games for your classroom. You can find out how your country is celebrating here. Educators in the United States can win grants of $1000 to purchase supplies to engage in Safer Internet Day.

While you’re online, don’t forget to check out the official Safer Internet Day Twitter and Facebook pages.

How Can IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Help Create a Safer Internet?

A crucial piece of internet safety is basic digital literacy and competence. Certiport’s IC3 Digital Literacy certification prepares candidates around the world to stay safe online. Internet safety is one of the main learning objectives on the IC3 Digital Literacy Global Standard Six certification. Topics include the following:

Understand Internet commerce basics

  • Describe goods and services
  • Explain how digital payments work
  • Describe in-app purchases and their security concerns
  • Identify examples of media streaming services

Understand how to protect others’ personally identifiable information

  • Explain the need for and how to achieve online privacy
  • Explain the need for and how to achieve privacy at the workplace
  • Explain the responsibility that comes with knowing another’s password and account information
  • Avoid broadcasting other people’s information without permission

With digital mastery, users around the world can stay safe and secure in their online interactions. Interested in helping your students stay safer online? Learn more about IC3 Digital Literacy certification here.