Teach Online Safety

In The Community

 You can play a powerful role in helping your local community be safer and more secure online. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has a library of free materials, tools and information that can be used to easily teach online safety at home, at work or in your community. You can commit 10 minutes or 10 years to the cause. To make it easy, we have included a few suggestions to get you started. 

In Your Community 

  • What you can do: Volunteer at a local school, after-school program, boys and girls club or church group to teach kids about online safety.
  • Materials to help you do it: C-SAVE has a full set of materials to make your volunteer experience as seamless as possible. To meet the developmental abilities of various age groups, NCSA has created these materials around three age groups: grades K-2, grades 3-5, middle school and high school. For each group we have designed anapproximately 60-minute class session and provided all of the materials to support the classroom activities. C-SAVE resources can be found here

At Work

  • What you can do: 
    • Post simple and actionable online safety tips around the office – for example, in the break room.
    • Encourage your organization to get involved in the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign as a partner.
  • Materials to help you do it: STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global cybersecurity, online safety and privacy awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, offers a library of resources and tip sheets. All resources are free and cover numerous topics. Additionally, some STOP. THINK. CONNECT. tips and resources are translated into more than five languages. Additional tip sheets can be found here. Your organization can officially join the campaign as a STOP. THINK. CONNECT. partner. Our partner organizations include companies of all sizes, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments and more and can co-brand with us and incorporate STOP. THINK. CONNECT. resources, tips, branding and messaging into their online safety awareness efforts. Learn more about how your organization can get involved here.

At Home

  • What you can do:  Talk to your family members and friends about how they can stay safe online, whether they are using social media, shopping online or connecting with the latest wearable. Be the chief security officer in your own home.
  • Materials to help you do it: StaySafeOnline.org offers tips and advice about raising good digital citizens – what to watch for and how to get the conversation started. Additional information can be found here.


During National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and Data Privacy Day (DPD)

  • What you can do: Promote NCSAM each October and Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) by sharing posters, buttons, social media icons and other promotional materials, registering yourself and/or your organization as a NCSAM or DPD Champion, attending or hosting events or accessing our cybersecurity awareness and privacy resources.
  • Materials to help you do it: Visit the NCSAM and DPD Get Involved pages for ideas on supporting these campaigns and promoting online safety.