FBI, CISA and MS-ISAC jointly highlight the importance of cyber safety education in students, teachers and administrators. This just goes to show that while it is possible to put systems in place, the users of those systems can either be our biggest strengths or weaknesses.
Simon enjoys music and practices piano for several hours a day and also exploring how computer science can help environmental issues like the dead spots that are growing in the ocean. He believes Computer science may hold the key to saving the planet; by programming a protocell that could add oxygen to the ocean.
As a SafeTeensOnline ambassador Simon is focused on raising awareness on Internet safety and privacy to other teenagers by creating How to Videos on various topics that are relevant for his generation. Based on his personal experience associated security he is raising awareness on various security measures on online safety, so you won’t have to experience what he
To prevent Coronavirus spread most US schools and Universities shifted to virtual classes. This is the time criminals are capitalizing coronavirus scare and sending people emails to prey on people’s fears and open attachments. At Safeteens Online we would like to bring some of the best practices to safeguard Teens privacy and security.
Best Practices for Home Computer Security
Defend yourself! Keep your identity secure/prevent identity theft.
When working at home on your computer, follow these best security practices, derived from the National Security Agency (NSA) datasheet “Best Practices for Keeping Your Home Network Secure.”
- Turn on password feature, create separate accounts for each user, and have them
create their own passwords using a strong password creation method
- Install all system security updates, patches, and keep your defenses up-to-date.
- Keep antivirus software up-to-date
- Regularly scan files for viruses
- Install spyware protection software
- Turn on firewall protection
- Require confirmation before installing mobile code
- Change default logon ID and passwords for operating system and applications
- Regularly back up and securely store your files
- Beware of sudden flashing pop-ups that warn that your computer is infected with a
virus; this is a malicious code attack!
Commemorating its 15th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018 is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
SafeTeensOnline is working with national partners to promote DHS mission of “Cybersecurity is Our Shared Responsibility and We All Must Work Together to Improve our Nation’s Cybersecurity.” During NCSAM 2018, NCSA will celebrate weekly themes to highlight some of the important aspects of Cybersecurity as Our Shared Responsibility.
NCSA Weekly Themes:
NCSA Week 1 – Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety NCSA Week 2 – Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity NCSA Week 3 – It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work NCSA Week 4 – Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
Explore more on NCSA’s weekly NCSAM 2018 Themes at https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/about-ncsam/.
Most of us are sleep deprived. Yes I understand all the classes, extracurricular activities and Social activities take most of the time for teenagers. But when we take a closer look at this concern, inevitably we conclude that biggest influencer at play is the smart phone. Given the ubiquitous nature and wide range of services it can perform such as – Web access, gaming, music, social interactions and more – that’s understandable. According to PEW research study on average teenagers spend 1/3 of their life using screens and that’s roughly 8 hours a day. According to Sandiago state university study on sleep deprived American teenagers concluded that smartphone is the major cause for their condition. National Sleep Foundation recommends teenagers get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep nightly. Meanwhile, those who spent 5 hours daily on their devices had a 50 percent greater chance of not getting the adequate sleep.
In this video SafeTeensOnline Ambassador Sara talks about How to use features on the mobile phones so that Teenagers are more focused during driving, home work and particularly sleeping.