#MSFTCOSO POV: From classroom to computer, students must be at the center of their learning environment

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft The digital world offers students an abundance of resources and unlimited learning potential. Our largely one-size-fits-all approach to education and technology in the U.S., however, doesn’t seem to be working for today’s digital youth. Moreover, resources are not applied equitably across schools and classrooms. To help address…

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New Zealanders’ online safety concerns reflected in proposed legislation

Posted by Delight RobertsSenior Online Safety Strategist, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Online safety issues and concerns are universal yet have geographical relevance. I recently spent seven weeks on temporary assignment to Netsafe, New Zealand’s premier Internet safety organization. What I heard time and again from colleagues, parents, regulators and the general New Zealand public was that…

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Microsoft’s chief online safety officer reflects on first year in role

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Stephen Balkam, chief executive officer of the Family Online Safety Institute. Some years ago, I wrote a piece proposing that every tech company (and the White House) needed a Chief Online Safety Officer. Microsoft heeded the call. I sat down recently with Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety…

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Microsoft asks people to “Do 1 Thing” to stay safer online for Safer Internet Day

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft To mark Safer Internet Day (SID) 2014, Microsoft asks people to “Do 1 Thing” to stay safer online and to make that one thing part of their daily digital routines. As part of this campaign, on Monday we’re launching a new interactive website Safer Online, where individuals…

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U.S. Safer Internet Day Celebration stresses positive uses of technology

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Larry Magid, Co-director of ConnectSafely.org. Safer Internet Day (SID) has been celebrated in Europe and around the world since 2004. While Microsoft and other companies and organizations have sponsored Safer Internet Day programs in the U.S. over the years, there has yet to be an officially…

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Online ‘safety’ as a state of being

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft We’re all very aware of people’s desires to be “safe” and “secure,” and to exist and engage in environments – both online and off – that are built on trust. To define these points as absolute states of being, however, is impractical and unrealistic. Rather, when it…

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How old is too young to go online?

Posted by Kim SanchezDirector, Online Safety, Microsoft To give, or not to give your child access to the Internet isn’t the question. For many parents, the question is, when? As a parent of two young children, I too have struggled with when to give my kids their first phone, tablet and gaming devices. Almost all…

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US Attorneys General vow to protect kids

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft At the kickoff event for his year-long presidential initiative, “America’s Promise – Keeping Our Kids Safe,” the new leader of the U.S. National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) promised to help protect American youth in all aspects of their lives, including life online. “We need…

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New Microsoft Computing Safety Index report: US consumers need to focus on basic online safety

Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere Chief Online Safety Officer, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft From antimalware solutions and automatic updates, to firewalls and strong passwords, Microsoft and the technology industry routinely stress that consumers should exercise basic “digital hygiene.” To some, these pieces of advice come as second nature. Most U.S. consumers, however, appear to ignore key technology…

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Technology: The complex, critical frontier in the fight against child sex trafficking

Posted by Samantha DoerrDirector, Public Affairs & Child Protection, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit On Monday, I had the privilege of participating in an @Microsoft Conversation at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus with leading academics and experts working to better understand – in scientifically measurable ways – the role that technology plays in the issue of domestic…

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