Last week, we received an email from Dean Chester of CoolTechZone.com. He’d come across our 2018 guide to Internet Safety Month resources, and thought SAC might be interested in his new Full Guide to Internet Safety for Teens, Kids, and Students.
That got us nostalgic about our content for kids, and—with the school year just beginning—we wanted to make it as easy to access as possible.
We’ll get into the CoolTechZone.com guide in a moment, but first: a selection of our own favorites:
The Security Awareness Company resources for kids and teens
- 5 Simple Tips To Protect Your Kids Online
- One of the Internet’s many dangerous areas for children (or anyone else, really) is social media. Remember that “anything posted online is forever,” in the words of guest blogger Anas Baig.
- The Digital Divide: Parents & Teens In the Connected Age
- Even if a parent knows what a meme is (hopefully by this point, right?), there are definitely other terms and ideas that need explaining.
- The Nerds & The Keys: Talking to Your Kids About Safe Infosecs
- There’s “the talk,” and then there’s this talk. And yes, each one is probably equally important due to the damage misinformation might cause.
- Raising Post-Millennials: 5 Traits of Security Aware Kids
- Everyone ragging on current high schoolers as “millennials” needs to cut it out. There’s a whole new generation of kids born in the mid-to-late ‘90s (and later) that speaks its own language.
- Conversation Starters for Kids Receiving Tech Gifts
- Holiday shopping can be a year-round project. By the time kids receive their new Chromebooks or iPads or whatever else, parents need to be able to have smart conversations about technology.
- Teens and Security: ID Theft
- When a Vanderbilt student applied for a credit card, she realized her identity had been stolen nearly a decade prior. Review that horror story and a few others that will better prepare you for some unfortunate possibilities.
- 5 Traits of Security Aware Parents
- You might feel as if you have a strong grasp of how your children use the Internet. Even if that’s true (and let’s be honest: it might not be), you need to make sure you’re doing these five things.
The Full Guide to Internet Safety for Teens, Kids and Students
Back to the email we received from Dean: His lengthy guide is a great resource as the school year begins. It covers specific challenges for kids at all levels: pre-school, elementary, junior high, high school, and college.
As he notes, parents are most often 1) unaware of how their children are using the Internet, and 2) unsure of how many hours their kids spend online.
That’s a recipe for disaster in itself. And the issue doesn’t only lie with younger children. Dean notes that 60 percent of college kids admit they might be addicted to their smartphones (obviously, older generations have an issue with that, too).
View the full guide here, and check out an excerpt below.
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