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Celebrating another successful Get Safe Online Week

By Tim Mitchell on 26 Oct, 2013

Phew! That's the end of another great Get Safe Online Week, and the team here is delighted with the response and support we've received and the interest that has been shown.

First off, there was an incredible 80 media articles and blog posts across national, regional, consumer and cybersecurity/IT sector media.

Highlights include an interview with our CEO Tony Neate on the Daybreak sofa click here to view, (the interview is 19 minutes in to the programme), as well as The Times, The Daily Mail and The Guardian who all included our research statistics, as well as details on our must-have, 10 point Code of Conduct and consumer research. There were 12 pieces of national coverage during the week and we expect to see many more uses of the research over the coming months.

This year it was also great to see other organisations using Get Safe Online Week to launch their own research, including the news that children are taking risks online. This led to great exposure of a broad range of internet safety issues throughout the week, and Tony was on hand to offer commentary to media including BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4. The Week also generated substantial regional media coverage.

We have also been overwhelmed by the response we have had on Twitter, with some great support and re-tweets of our top tips from influential people and organisations including Martha Lane Fox and The FSB. We noticed a lot of retweets from various Army sources, which revealed on closer inspection that Get Safe Online Week story and Code of Conduct had made their way to the home page on the Army's main website.

And last (but certainly not least), we have had some great support from our partners on social media and on their own blog posts, so thank you very much for taking the time to talk about Get Safe Online. The Code of Conduct will remain on our website, so we hope that you will continue to share it and pass it on well beyond this week.