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Cyber Security for Parents
Transcript of Cyber Security for Parents
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
Communicate your values
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.
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
- Inappropriate contact
Consider the following:
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
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
Browsers for kids
Kid-oriented search engines
So how do we protect kids online?
Talk to them!
The best thing we can do is...
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