Mark Your Calendar! 12 Days of Cyber Safety for 2017

January 6, 2017

Happy New Year! Join us in celebrating cyber safety in 2017 by marking these days, weeks, and months of observance in your calendar.

  1. Data Privacy Day (January 28, 2017)
    Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an annual international holiday that empowers people to protect their privacy and personal information.

    Learn more: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/about-the-opc/what-we-do/awareness-campaigns-and-events/data-privacy-day

  2. Safer Internet Day (February 7, 2017)
    Safer Internet Day is an EU wide initiative to help Internet users take steps to keep themselves safer and more secure online.

    Learn more: https://www.cybertip.ca/app/en/internet_safety-safer_internet_day

  3. Pink Shirt Day (February 22, 2017)
    Pink Shirt Day is a movement that encourages Canadians to join forces and take a stand against bullying by wearing pink shirts at school, at work, and everywhere else.

    Learn more: http://pinkshirtday.ca

  4. Fraud Prevention Month (March 1–31, 2017)
    Fraud Prevention Month is an annual education and awareness campaign that encourages Canada to recognize, report, and stop fraud.

    Learn more: http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03662.html

  5. National Youth Week (May 1–7, 2017)
    National Youth Week is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community. We celebrate this week by offering tips and info to help youth stay cyber safe!

    Learn more: http://youthinrecreation.org/national-youth-week

  6. National Day to End Bullying (May 7, 2017)
    National Day to End Bullying is a campaign designed by Boys and Girls Club of Canada to initiate conversations about bullying and its effects on Canadians.

    Learn more: https://www.bgccan.com/en/belonging

  7. Privacy Awareness Week (May)
    Privacy Awareness Week is a global effort to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information. 

    Learn more: https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/about-the-opc/what-we-do/awareness-campaigns-and-events/privacy-awareness-week

  8. Cyber Security Awareness Month (October 1–31, 2017)
    Cyber Security Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public of the importance of cyber security.

    Learn more: https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/csam-tlkt-en.aspx

  9. Small Business Week (October 15-21, 2017)
    Small Business Week recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses. We celebrate this week by offering SMBs our latest cyber security advice.

    Learn more: https://www.bdc.ca/en/small-business-week/pages/home.html

  10. Media Literacy Week (November 6-10, 2017 TBC)
    Media Literacy Week is an effort aimed to educate families about the various forms of media, and to demonstrate the importance of being able to critically analyze messages in the media.

    Learn more: http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca

  11. National Senior Safety Week (November 6–12, 2017)
    National Senior Safety Week is an awareness campaign created to enhance the safety, security, and everyday living of seniors in Canada.

    Learn more: https://canadasafetycouncil.org/campaigns/senior-safety

  12. National Bullying Awareness Week (November)
    National Bullying Awareness Week is an initiative to encourage Canadians to learn what they can do to help prevent and stop bullying—online and offline.

    Learn more: http://www.bullyingawarenessweek.org

Here’s to a happy and cyber safe New Year!


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