Safer Internet Day 2017 and the Microsoft Digital Civility Index

On Safer Internet Day 2017, we will be releasing our inaugural Digital Civility Index (DCI), which is based on a survey conducted in 14 countries* that examined people’s attitudes and perceptions about online behaviours and interactions. As this is released, it is important for us to remember that the internet gives us all fantastic opportunities to learn, work and socialise. However, our research shows that some people are concerned about the tone of interactions on the internet. The UK came top of our Digital Civility Index but that still means that 45% of the people surveyed had been exposed to an online risk. We are all impacted by the loss of trust which results. Today, I am pledging to take the Digital Civility Challenge for a more civil internet by acting with empathy in every interaction, respecting different perspectives, pausing before replying and standing up for others who suffer online abuse. I encourage others to join me in this vital task.

Becky Foreman

Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft UK

 

*To find out more about Microsoft’s Digital Civility Index and how you can help, visit the Microsoft UK News Centre


This guest blog was published during Safer Internet Day 2017.

 

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