Since 2004, Net activists, educators, parents, technology companies and geeks around the globe have been gathering each Feburary to celebrate Safer Internet Day. Their goal: To promote responsible behavior online and in the mobile world, especially among kids.
This year’s US commemoration, organized by ConnectSafely.org, will take place Tuesday afternoon at Facebook’s Palo Alto headquarters.
Watch a live stream of Safer Internet Day here starting at 1:15 PM PST.
California State Attorney General Kamala Harris will deliver the keynote address, following an introduction by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. Harris will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Yahoo Tech’s own Dan Tynan, which will focus on finding solutions to the problem of online bullying, trolls, and social cruelty.
Other panels will include a discussion of how to use technology to effect social change, and a conversation with industry leaders from Google, Twitter, and Instagram moderated by Stephen Balkam, founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute.
Safer Internet Day, which began in Europe before spreading to the US, will be celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.