The Stay Safe Online Blog
A typical child in the 21st century is practically raised on technology.
For the past several months, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has been working with other organizations to create the Industry Botnet Group, a voluntary group of companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations established to collaborate, share expertise and aggregate resources to combat botnets.
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.
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