Safer Internet Day 2019 kicks off today with a worldwide schedule of events to help make the internet a safer environment, and this is certainly needed as a recent poll indicates many people still make poor choices when it comes to protecting themselves online.

Behind the slogan “Together for a better internet”, the day’s organizer saferinternetday.org has planned events in 140 countries all of which are geared to raising awareness and to work toward making the web safer. A Harris Poll indicates that some education is certainly in order.

A survey of 3,000 people 16 years and older found the majority, 52 percent, use the same password for multiple accounts and only 24 percent use a password manager as a way to help diversify their protection. Additionally, more than half could not properly define phishing, two-factor authentication or password manager.

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