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 Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Safer Internet Day, 12th February 2008, was marked around Europe with events to educate children and parents about Internet dangers. A spokeswoman for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP),  which is coordinating the UK's involvement, said its efforts were focused on getting schools to run assemblies that discuss the issue, had these comments: "it is about them talking about the issue, the personal information they put online and their social networking profiles". Dr David King, chair of the Information Security Awareness Forum (ISAF) voices his concerns about the growing number of messages aimed at young people, "There are a lot of messages coming out from lots of different places but the question is who do you listen to?". ISAF plans to produce best practice guides for businesses and to run events to raise awareness about computer security and will collaborate with web-safety campaign Get Safe Online to promote security awareness.

Read full article at the BBC News website.