Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure. That’s what National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is all about!
“Our Shared Responsibility” is the theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018.
Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. Individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the internet safely, we make it more secure for everyone. If each of us does our part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people or training employees – together we will be a digital society safer and more resistant from attacks and more resilient if an attack occurs.
Cybersecurity begins with a simple message everyone using the internet can adopt: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Take security and safety precautions, understand the consequences of actions and behaviors online and enjoy the benefits of the internet.
We are committed to making sure parents, guardians, and interested community members have resources available so that they can ensure our students’ safety while they are online.
Staying safe online means doing a number of different things. For example, having a strong password that you change frequently for banking websites and others that contain sensitive personal information can keep your finances out of the hands of hackers.
While children don’t bank online, they still have an online presence that needs to be protected. In school, students learn about various digital citizenship components, but community members can reinforce those lessons.
Remind children that they need to be aware of their “digital footprint.” Everything they do online is saved somewhere, so they need to be vigilant about what they are inputting into game and video streaming sites: the less information the better.
The resources below will help you learn about how to stay safe online and how to keep your family’s information safe.
Common Sense Media - The Bare Minimum You Should Do to Protect Your Family's Data
Common Sense Media - Privacy and Internet Safety