Timely Resource from NCSA
Get Involved in NCSAM 2017 Infographic: This October marks the 14th annual NCSAM, which highlights our shared responsibility to promote a safer, more secure internet for ourselves, our families and the global digital world. Everyone makes a difference when it comes to cybersecurity – learn how you can get involved this NCSAM at home, at work and in the community and be a part of this wide-reaching online safety effort.
New Blog Posts
New Blog Posts
The New Kid – Cyberbullying Is Difficult for New Students: Bullying in schools is becoming more prevalent over time, and while bullying is difficult for any child, it can be even harder for kids who have moved to new cities or schools. Cyberbullying, which affects as many as half of middle and high school students, takes many forms but revolves around the seemingly anonymous nature of technology. Learn how to tell if your child is being harassed online, how to help kids who have experienced bullying online and how you can protect your child at home and have a positive relationship with them when it comes to their technology use.
A Teacher’s Guide to Student Online Safety: Students are more connected than ever before, and while being “always on” can be great for kids, it can also have downsides. If you’re a teacher – or help educate kids at home or in the community – consider using these tips to teach kids about privacy, help them navigate issues like cyberbullying and sexting, and build trusting environments that allow kids to feel comfortable coming to you with technology concerns.
Online Safety in the News
Student Privacy Tips for Parents: It’s the beginning of the school year, which means your child’s may be using new software, technology or devices in the classroom. This time of year and its accompanying tech changes is a great opportunity for you to advocate for student privacy. The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s student privacy report offers recommendations for parents looking to improve their children’s privacy at school; check out the report’s tips for what questions you should be asking, how to find allies locally and elsewhere, how to argue for your privacy concerns and more.
Hurricane Harvey Scams – Callers Lie About Flood Insurance: Scams often flood the news, especially when there’s a natural disaster in the headlines. The Federal Trade Commission reports that many homeowners and renters have received robocalls this hurricane season that have tried to deceive them and steal their money. Learn how to avoid falling for these types of scams.
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