Melbourne City FC Supports Safer Internet Day 2017


Melbourne City FC has added its support to a global awareness campaign and is encouraging fans to ‘Be the change’ and help make the internet a better place this Safer Internet Day.

On Tuesday 7 February 2017, organisations across Australia raised awareness for Safer Internet Day, a global initiative which highlights and encourages safe, responsible and positive use of technology.

Throughout February, Melbourne City will be conducting educational workshops for players and staff involved with the Club’s youth and senior men’s and women’s teams to promote safer internet usage within the Club.

The Club will also support the initiative through social media activity and raise awareness for safe and responsible internet use at the Club’s Hyundai A-League match against Brisbane Roar this Saturday, 11 February through a video featuring Daniel Arzani and Tim Cahill.

Melbourne City’s Tim Cahill said: “The internet is an amazing tool and one that I use to connect with friends, family, fans and my teammates every day.

“But despite its benefits, it is important to understand the potential risks it presents. Safer Internet Day highlights the potential issues internet users can face online.

“I would strongly encourage fans and families to visit eSafety.gov.au to find out how they can protect themselves and be safer online.”

Visit the website of the Office of the eSafety Commissioner (click here) where you can view and download resources, join a virtual classroom discussion and view other important information which can help your friends and family to stay safe online.

How can you ‘Be the change’ this Safer Internet Day?

This Safer Internet Day the global theme is ‘Be the change: unite for a better internet’ and Melbourne City FC is calling on fans to get involved. Here are ideas about how you can ‘Be the change’:

  • Help your family and friends to have a positive time online by giving them the information they need to stay safe. See advice at https://www.esafety.gov.au/
  • Promote positive messages online, whether this is by backing a cause, helping a friend, reporting abuse or by showing support for your football club!
  • Make the internet a better place by making someone smile online. Post online using #SID2017 and join the #giveasmile social media campaign by sharing a smiley emoji or selfie.
  • Together we can help make the internet a better place!