Yahoo! Safely to provide online safety tips to Internet users
Yahoo! Safely (https://in.safely.yahoo.com/) is an oasis of information designed to educate Internet users on how to make smart online choices. Yahoo! Safely informs parents, educators and children about important topics such as protecting online privacy, managing search queries and creating secure online identities. The unique website offers a number of valuable social web tips for teenagers including learning how to minimize risks on mobile devices. It also provides guidance on how to use Yahoo! products in a safe manner.
"The Internet is a remarkably inclusive destination that fulfils both our information and communication needs. Our online identity is our new face and our email ID is our virtual address from where we chat, share, retrieve and research information each day, so it is important that we give our young people the tools they need to make smart digital decisions, shared Alka Sharma, spokesperson for Yahoo! Safely, Yahoo! India.
She further added "The first step to a safer Internet experience is awareness. In line with our commitment to make the Web a safe and secure place, Yahoo! created an online destination to help parents, educators and children find their answers from a trustworthy resource. From a password safety query to understanding cyber-bullying and protecting your digital identity, Yahoo! Safely provides the answers".
Adding her comments on the matter of Internet safety for students, Ms. Priyanka Jetly, DAV Public School, New Delhi, states that, "Today's students should be made aware about copyright issues, piracy and safe access on the Internet and at the same time they need to understand the inherent dangers of sharing personal information & identification to any sources online. The Web is a marvelous destination for everyone, so it is important that our students understand and can deal with the important online issues they face every day."
In support of Safer Internet Day 2011 (www.saferinternet.org), Yahoo! is launching Yahoo! Safely in 26 countries and 14 languages across the globe, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada (English & French), Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam.