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Cybersecurity: Teaching Kids Computer Safety

By Del Peñano
Aug 22, 2018

In today’s digital world, it’s important to teach kids cybersecurity fundamentals to ensure that they stay safe when playing games and doing school work using the Internet.

Here are some recommended guidelines and things for your kids to look out for around phishing scams, malicious online behavior and potential social engineering methods. Be sure to communicate the following to your kids:

Let’s face it, we all use apps on our smart phone, mobile devices which includes GPS, news, social media, games and much more. Often, especially on social media, one can find fun games, surveys, contest and offers to participate in. Almost always the user that is wanting to participate agrees to allow access to their contacts, personal profile information and online behaviors while they are active on that specific online service or social media platform. So, the companies behind these social media platforms, games or services are able to collect the information for their business use and/or marketing purposes. Personally, I never do surveys and games on social media simply because I respect my privacy and the privacy of my contacts and I hope my contacts feel the same way.

So, before you download any apps, agree to letting an app access your contacts and information or open unknown attachments, be sure to STOP and THINK before opening or agreeing to the terms.

The team at Jungle Disk is here to help make sure your data is protected. Please contact us if you are interested in a free cybersecurity assessment.