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Cyber Security for Parents

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Michael Bean

on 11 March 2016

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Transcript of Cyber Security for Parents

Socializing Online
Remind your kids that online actions can reverberate

Remind kids that once they post information online, they can't take it back

Teach your children to only post information they are comfortable with others seeing

Help your kids understand what information should stay private
Not sure where to begin?
Start early - kids do, and so should you
Create an honest, open environment
Initiate conversations
Communicate your values
Be patient
Adapt your talk to you children
Young children, tweens, teens, etc.
Youth and the Internet
Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment online. It happens frequently, in many different ways, through many different means.

Can be worse than physical bullying

Talking to your kids about it is the best way to protect them against the bullying and from committing the offense themselves.
Mobile Devices
Use photo and video sharing by phone with care

Don't stand for mobile bullying

Get familiar with social mapping

Talk to them about texting etiquette and encourage them to avoid "sexting"
Talking with kids about being online
Internet Safety for Youth
Today's youth are...
Posting video from mobile devices
Building online profiles
Texting each other from mobile devices
Creating alter egos in the form of online avatars
Connecting with friends online that they don't regularly see in person
Sending photos to friends online
Broadcasting what they're doing to hundreds of people via social media
Online Risks...
- Inappropriate contact

-Inappropriate content

-Inappropriate conduct
Consider the following:
Socializing Online
Encourage your kids to be wary of strangers

Kids should never meet people in real life who they've only met online

each them safe online interaction practices

Use privacy settings to restrict who can access and post on your child's profile

Encourage your kids to trust their guts if they have suspicions
Encourage your kids to ignore and report bullies

Encourage your children to help stop cyberbullying

Teach them about online etiquette

Take action to protect their profile

Block or delete the cyberbully

Keep in mind that you are a model for your children
Socializing and communicating on the go
Mobile Devices
Decide on the right options and features for your kids' phones

Be smart about smartphones

Develop cell phone rules

Set an example
Protect your Computers
Malware can affect the safety of your online experience, as well as your kids
Use security software, and update it regularly.

Keep your operating system and web browser up-to-date, and learn about their security features

Watch out for "free" stuff, and warn your kids of these scams
Other Actions You Can Take
Filtering and blocking

Limiting time

Browsers for kids

Kid-oriented search engines

Monitoring tools
So how do we protect kids online?
Talk to them!
The best thing we can do is...
But remember.........
Thank you!
Michael Bean
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Pervasive, Persistent, and Public
Protecting Their Info and Hardware
Talk to your kids about the importance of passwords
Creating strong passwords
Not sharing passwords

Help them recognize which info should stay private

Teach them to be wary of scams/free stuff

Remind kids to be cautious when opening attachments or links
Sharing with Care
Caring who you share with
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