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Post by Kim Sanchez, director, Trustworthy Computing Communications Online Safety
With constant access to Internet-enabled devices, we explore, learn, conduct business, and connect in new ways every day. From supporting important issues on our Facebook feeds and making disaster relief donations through Twitter, to posting captivating moments on Instagram, social media is becoming more prevalent in our daily lives. So it’s no surprise that individuals and families are looking for guidance on ways to have the best experiences online. This is evident as the Microsoft Safer Online Facebook page recently reached its million-fan milestone. We believe it’s a shared responsibility to help educate our global community about the tools and resources we offer through the online channels where we discover and interact.
We use our Facebook page to engage with our followers; posting daily safety tips and holding live social events, as well as offering interactive features like our Mobile Manners & Mayhem poll. Teens, parents, educators and seniors, even business owners, and non-government organizations are part our Safer Online educational community. To continue this positive momentum, we’ve added a Safer Online Safety & Security tab for quick access to relevant features in many Microsoft products as well as free materials to learn from and share with your social circles, no matter which devices you use. Join us and be part of the next million fans! “Like” us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. Then, tell us why you #LoveSaferOnline, for a chance to win cool prizes from Microsoft.