Cybersecurity Awareness Resources: Week 1

October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month

As we kick-off October’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, here is a list of online resources to help keep adults and kids safe online. Additional lists will be provided throughout the month. – The Federal Trade Commission provides practical tips and resources help guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

Cyberbullying - The NetSmartz Workshop addresses cyberbullying, an aggressive form of bullying using Internet applications and technologies.

Safe Online Surfing - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provides several interactive games that teach children the dangers of the Internet.

An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet - This kid-friendly, interactive guide to staying safe on the Internet addresses common pitfalls, including cyberbullying, identity theft, computer viruses, and other related dangers.

Heads Up - The Federal Trade Commission's video is a great for summarizing all of the reasons to be careful online.

Safety Tips for GPS Location-Sharing (PDF) - You should follow these safety tips when using GPS location-sharing software.

Prevent Cyberbullying - Parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying from happening to them if they follow these important rules.

Child Identity Theft Education Kit (PDF) - Thieves can steal your identity online and start buying things with your or your parents money.

Child Safety Online - Parents and children can follow the guidelines, discussion points, and tips for keeping safe online.