StaySafeOnline.org [web resource]
StaySafeOnline.org is a resource provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), whose mission is to “educate and empower our global digital society to use the Internet safely and securely.” NCSA provides a broad array of resources, which are organized by the target audience and topic.
Resources for Parents
The internet is a wonderful place for learning and entertainment, but like the world around us, it can pose dangers if precautions are not taken. Allowing free access puts your child, your computer and your personal data at risk.
Cyberbullying can range from embarrassing or cruel online posts or digital pictures, to online threats, harassment, and negative comments, to stalking through emails, websites, social media platforms and text messages.
Online gaming can be a fun way for kids to connect with others, but it’s important for them to understand the risks and know how to handle certain situations. For example, kids should avoid posting pictures of themselves or releasing other personal information to their fellow gamers and know what to do if another player starts harassing them.
In today’s world, digitally connected families must think about safety and security both online and offline. Every child is taught basic safety and security, like not talking to strangers and looking both ways before crossing the street. Teaching young people easy-to-learn life lessons for online safety and privacy begins with parents leading the way.
Resources for Educators
C-SAVE is a volunteer program to teach young people about cybersecurity, cyber safety and cyber ethics. It has resources for teaching students in grades K through 12.
Every person in the school community has a role in keeping the internet safer and more secure. Creating a cybersecurity awareness campaign will make everyone conscious of the part they play in cybersecurity and ultimately produce a safer and happier school experience.
Source: National Cyber Security Alliance | Stay Safe Online: Get Involved, https://staysafeonline.org/get-involved | Copyright © 2018 Stay Safe Online — NCSA
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