Microsoft is building a global online safety community, one tweet at a time

Some say, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Extending this notion, it takes an entire global community to make the Internet a safer and better place.

Microsoft is committed to fostering digital citizenship—the safer, responsible, and more appropriate use of devices and technology. Although it’s impossible to be all things to all people, by using digital and social media, we can more efficiently reach those interested in educating themselves, their community, and the youth in their lives, on the proactive habits and practices needed to have safer digital experiences.

Earlier this year, Microsoft surpassed 100,000 followers on its @Safer_Online Twitter channel. This growth is due to the involvement and enthusiasm of our active community. From sharing our online safety news, research, and guidance, to connecting with other online safety experts and participating in our live social media events, you are what drives us to do more. Thank you for your support and engagement!

We all have a role to play in helping create a safer digital world.  What will yours be?

  • Educate yourself and your social circles about the benefits of, risks to, and proactive steps to take when going online.
  • Join the online safety conversation with your own tips and questions for our community.
  • Participate in any of our upcoming live Twitter chats. You never know, there could be prizes to be won!

Connect with us on all of our online channels!

Web:  Twitter: @Safer_Online  Facebook: SaferOnline  YouTube: MSFTOnlineSafety  

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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  1. Anonymous

    Will there is a prize for all Windows 8 user that want Start menu back?

    If there is, sign me up now. I had to return WIndows 8 back to the store since there was start menu. Using windows xp with registry fix to get another 5 years out of this great OS. It will be supported until April 6,2019.

    I got another computer once Windows 8.1 came out and said that start menu would be back. Turn out MS told a lie so had to return that machince as well.

    Windows XP has a start menu. Best OS ever.

  2. Anonymous

    I created a bing map key on your website for use with ARC GIS MAPPING.  after installing the key that I was assigned to get started with my mapping, I ran my MALWARE scan and found 89 infected files, most of them connected with the BING key.  What is up with that?

  3. Anonymous


    The Start Menu feature was included in Win 8.1.

    Just right-click on the bottom left hand corner window icon (where Startup used to be) and you get the new Startup list.

    It is not as intuitive because It does not have the overhead of all the fancy icons but it is still easy to use and far more usable.

    Give it a try. Look up how to get the best out of it for your needs. You will wonder why it took so long for MS to include it.

  4. Anonymous

    I am a Mom currently raising 5 teens in this digital world. Having a window into this world in a must for todays parents. We use a service called that alerts us when our children are falling into harms way when on social media, or texting their peers. We are alerted if our children are being cyberbullied, offered drugs or alcohol, or talking to a possible adult. Priceless, this service gives me the peace of mind I need as a parent, while my kiddos get the privacy they want.

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