Web safety, or online safety or Internet Safety, is the knowledge of maximizing the userís personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime in general.
As the number of internet users continues to grow worldwide, internet safety is a growing concern for both children and adults. Common concerns regarding safety on the internet include: malicious users (spam, phishing, cyberbullying, cyberstalking etc.), websites and software (malware, computer viruses, etc.) and various types of obscene or offensive content. Several crimes can be committed on the Internet such as stalking, identity theft and more.
Most social networking and chat sites have a page about safety. Numerous groups, governments and organizations have expressed concerns about the safety of children using the Internet. Safer Internet Day is celebrated worldwide in February to raise awareness about internet safety. In the UK the Get Safe Online campaign has received sponsorship from government agency Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) and major Internet companies such as Microsoft and eBay.
(Ohio Revised Code 5.2251 Internet safety day.
The fourth Sunday in September is designated as "Internet Safety Day."
Effective Date: 2008 SB243 04-07-2009.)
Source: wikipedia.org | ohio.gov
In 2023 Internet Safety Day in Ohio in USA falls on September 23.