Help Our Global Digital Society to Use the Internet Safely and Securely

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. 

At Home

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 by becoming a partner.
  • Materials to help you do it: 

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.
    • Promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) each October and Data Privacy Day (DPD) (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: 
    • 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 materials targeted at three age groups: grades K-2, grades 3-5 and middle school/high school. For each group we have designed an hourlong class session and provided all of the materials to support the classroom activities. C-SAVE resources can be found here
    • Everyone has a role to play in helping to make the internet safer. Share this poster/infographic with kids to help them understand how they can be good digital citizens.
    • Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day. This fun, informative video can help kids understand the importance of privacy and protecting their personal information – both on DPD and year-round.