Week 3: Next Generation Cyber Leaders

Week 3- Next Generation Cyber LeadersWith more people accessing the internet, there is a greater need for Cyber education. Ironically we have the information at our fingertips, but typically don’t know where to look. One resource for information that I came across is the National Cyber Security Alliance. For 10 years now, they have hailed October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Each week  they expand on a different theme. I began to follow them on Twitter. From there I noticed other valuable resources for cyber security using hashtag #NCSAM. I quickly realized how easy it was to educate myself and my family. Now I want to share this information with you.

An article I read on Microsoft News discussed a topic I think about as a parent: How old is too young to go online? Most parents that took part in the survey feel 8 years old is a good age to let kids access the internet on their own. The earlier we can educate our students about cyber awareness, the better Digital Citizens they will be in the future. Right now there are campaigns in schools that are trying to raise awareness about cyber security, but they need your help. Check out Staysafeonline.org for more information.

The more we as individuals can take ownership of our online responsibilities, the stronger and more impenetrable our networks will eventually be. It is our shared responsibility. To continue the conversation, follow hashtag #NCSAM

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