Each October, you may take extra steps to improve your cybersecurity, online safety and privacy in honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). However, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) remind you of the importance of cleaning up your cyber clutter in the spring, too, as part of your spring cleaning routine. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat discussed ways you can get a fresh start with your online life this spring.
When we think of cybercrime, we often think of strangers who we will never meet online, identity theft and financial fraud. What we may not typically consider is that survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, elder abuse and other violent crimes may also be vulnerable to stolen personal information used to conduct cybercrime.
Kids growing up today are exposed to computers and electronic devices at a very early age. They see their parents constantly on their mobile devices and they want to mimic that behavior. Harnessing your child's love of electronics and turning it into a positive influence is the goal of almost every parent.
On Feb. 9, 2016, President Obama announced the implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). This plan specifically called for a new national cybersecurity awareness plan that will build off the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ campaign.
The Internet offers countless benefits and opportunities for kids, including learning, playing games, interacting with friends and family and expressing themselves. It’s important, however, for kids to understand the potential risks that come with technology use, such as privacy concerns, identity theft, cyberbullying, phishing scams and other threats. Parents, educators and community members can all take action to secure today’s online kids. Join this #ChatSTC to learn how you can start the online safety conversation with kids and help promote #CyberAware young digital citizens.
Safer Internet Day, hosted by ConnectSafely.org in the United States, promotes the efforts of Internet users of all ages, interests and backgrounds to make the Internet a better place – and the world a better place with the help of the Internet. In this #ChatSTC Twitter chat, we discussed our everyday technology use, the benefits and potential risks associated with the Internet and how we can participate in Safer Internet Day.