The Stay Safe Online Blog
Parents play an important role in their children's safety online — especially when it comes to social networking.
A lot has been written in the last couple of days about the Consumer Reports study on Facebook (Facebook is an NCSA Board Member company) users use of privacy settings.
Today's generation of children can sync digital devices to computers and troubleshoot problems with the click of a mouse. But they may not be able to handle the overwhelming situations online and problems that arise from making uninformed decisions.
Facebook is teaming up with several other NCSA Board Member companies to share information and help make the Internet safer everyone.
Botnets are networks of personal computers infected by malware and remote controlled by criminals. Botnets are used to send junk email (spam), attack websites, and distribute more malware, among other things.
If you're a parent, you're always thinking about the safety of your children. But how often are you thinking about your child's security and privacy on mobile devices?
Facebook, an NCSA board member company, is awarding $200,000 in grant money as part of a safety program to encourage digital citizenship, prevent suicide and cyber bullying and learn how social media can impact the next generation of youth.
Kids, don't be surprised if your grandparents send you an email or post a message on your Facebook wall the next time your birthday rolls around.
In today's hyper-connected society, it seems that everyone knows just about everything about everyone. The amount of personal information we share online is staggering.
Eric Davis is Google's Global Public Policy Manager and an NCSA Board Member. Recently, Google launched “Good To Know,” a campaign to educate people and raise awareness about privacy and security.
If anyone knows about the effect the Internet can have on a person's reputation, it's Matt Ivester.
When you work with sensitive data, no matter what field you're in, regular cyber security checks are a must. Practicing routine 'cyber hygiene' will help protect against spillage or loss of your sensitive data.
We asked Liz Fraumann to share some of her accomplishments of 2011, resolutions for 2012 and give advice to others who are thinking of starting their own community organizations to promote awareness and education about online safety.
Before you charge up your new mobile device and start downloading apps, you should take a moment to think about cyber safety.
We asked Kristin Judge to share some of her accomplishments of 2011 and give advice to others who are thinking of starting their own community organizations to promote awareness and education about online safety.
Parents are the most often cited source of advice and the biggest influence on teens' understanding of appropriate and inappropriate digital behavior, according to a new report on teens and social network sites from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
We recently featured a blog post about the importance of setting bank alerts to prevent identity theft. Often times, the most convenient option for consumers is mobile alerts, which sends a text message to the account holder when their account is charged.
Last month, we ended National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a landmark event. We signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to formally institute and promote cyber security education programs in K-12 schools, higher education, and career and technical education environments nationwide.
The holiday season is nearly upon us and with it comes decorating, eating and of course, shopping for gifts. If you're thinking about crossing some items of your holiday-to-do list by buying gifts on your smartphone this year, you're not alone.
Is your computer set to automatically check for software and security updates? Do you type your name in search engines to see what personal information is online? Have you customized your security and personal information settings on social networks?
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