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Parents, do you know how to keep your kids safe on the internet?

Take this short quiz to see some common examples of threats they might face.

You receive a text message on your phone. It reads "Hey you are one big fat loser!!!" What would you do?*
What are the biggest security threats to kids?*
You get a new email that reads "Hi, you have won a $1,000,000. Click this link to claim your prize!!!" Would you open it?*
You are playing a fun game on the internet. Suddenly, you get a pop-up message. The message reads "Click here now to win a brand new iPhone!!!" What do you do?*

Top 3 Ways to PROTECT Your Children Online

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Resources

A list of websites and links that will help navigate your online search for ways to secure your children's internet safety.

For the average user, taking several basic measures should be sufficient enough secure your computer and its contents. Here are 8 easy steps to secure your computer

8 easy steps to secure your computer

Top 5 Questions Parents Have About Cybersecurity

  1. What are the biggest security threats to kids?
  2. How do I talk with my child about security
  3. how do we protect our family’s computers?
  4. How do we protect our mobile devices?
  5. Why do we always hear “Never share your passwords”?

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad-reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users while helping keep their systems and sensitive information safe and secure online.

Educating and empowering our global digital society

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Cyber Security Resources

Helping protect children’s online safety should always be a primary concern for parents and caregivers, and with that comes the need to understand the biggest security threats to kids online.

Net Family News

A project of The Net Safety Collaborative (TNSC), executive director Anne Collier aims to document developments at the intersection of youth and digital tech and media through a multitude of blogs. For over a decade she has served as an online safety adviser as well.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency works with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future.

Stop, Think, Connect https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Chatting%20with%20Kids%20Booklet_0.pdf

Mobile Security Tip Card  https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Mobile%20Security%20Tip%20Card_0.pdf

Social Media Guide  https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Social%20Media%20Guide_0.pdf

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