The UK Safer Internet Centre (@UK_SIC) has been using Twitter to help spread the word about Safer Internet Day 2013, which took place today.
The UK Safer Internet Centre delivers a wide range of activity to promote the safe and responsible use of technology. The theme of Safer Internet Day 2013 was ‘Connect with Respect’, which was brought to life in this information video:
5 February 2013 is Safer Internet Day. It’s good to connect with respect youtube.com/watch?v=2xkXKL… #SID2013
— UK Safer Internet( @UK_SIC) February 4, 2013
In order to promote their work to parents, teachers and young people, the organisation sent Tweets over the course of the day from a number of Twitter accounts including Safer Internet Day Radio (@SID2013Radio), the Safer Internet Centre (@UK_SIC) and the global Safer Internet Day account (@safeinternetday).
They also used the platform to promote the Safer Internet Day radio marathon, which ran from 9am to 9pm, and included an interview with Twitter’s Director of Trust and Safety, Del Harvey (@Delbius).
Feel safe online - tune in @ sid2013radio to hear expert advice and get involved bit.ly/UYTGbW #SID2013
— Safer Internet Radio ( @SID2013radio) February 5, 2013
The team used Twitter to retweet messages from supporters and partners including @childnet:
Really proud of our youth delegates they did a fantastic job today @ uk_sic #SID2013 twitter.com/childnet/statu…
— Childnet( @childnet) February 5, 2013
At Twitter we shared safety tips with our followers to mark the day:
Happy Safer Internet Day! Check out our safety tips and learn how to keep your account secure: support.twitter.com/articles/76036… #SID2013
— Support ( @Support) February 5, 2013
The Safer Internet Centre was the first UK participant in the Twitter Ads For Good programme, which provides pro bono Twitter advertising to selected charities and non-profit organisations.