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Cyber Security Week

Cyber Safety Week 16-21 October 2023


Computer Security

Watch this video for tips to help you secure your computer and protect yourself from hackers, scammers, and identity thieves.

Public WiFi networks

Wi-Fi hotspots — like the ones in coffee shops, airports, and hotels — are convenient, but they often aren’t secure. Use these tips to help protect your personal information.

Common Online Scams

Learn how to recognize common online scams, and check out these 10 practical tips to help you stay a step ahead of scammers.



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For Educators & Parents

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Net Cetera Toolkit

Regardless of your experience as a speaker — or your expertise in online safety — this toolkit has the resources and information you need to convey key points about kids' online safety.

Just for You: Educators

Whether you need a game for a classroom activity, videos to share on social media with parents in your community, or an article to use in your workplace newsletter, you can find it here.

Just for You: Parents

The best way to protect your kids online? Talk to them. Kids rely on their parents for important information – like how to be safe and responsible online. Here are some resources to help you get started.

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Videos & Games

These short videos and classic games offer an interactive way to get a step ahead of hackers and scammers. Learn how to protect your devices and personal information, and check out additional videos and games in our media center.

Videos

Games

These classic games may not work on your mobile device.

Ways to Share

  • Link to, copy, or adapt any of our content. There are no copyright restrictions, so share as much as you’d like!
  • Embed our videos on your blog, site, or social media. You’ll find embed code in our media center.
  • Order free publications to hand out at events or conferences — or just to give out in your community.

Cyber Security Resources

Cyber Security Resources
CommonSense Media provides resources for parents and educators to help them know what is going on in digital media as it relates to students. Resources offered by CommonSense Media include lesson plans, videos, and games. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens provides accessible and practical information about copyright – its protections, its limitations, and its role in encouraging creativity. Rather than just emphasizing what copyright prohibits, the goal here is to offer useful and positive information about what copyright allows and how students can successfully navigate and rely on copyright in their own roles as creators. https://www.copyrightandcreativity.org/about-these-resources/ 

NetSmartz is a curriculum provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), it offers elementary, middle, and high school videos, tip-sheets, activities, and presentations on its website. https://www.netsmartz.org

PBS LearningMedia also has appropriate educational content to explore digital citizenship. https://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org/

Videos for Students on Digital Footprint, Digital Life 101 and Teen Voices

What's in Your Digital Footprint?

Students learn to think carefully before posting and sharing information by comparing their digital footprints to things such as a permanent marker, a copy machine, or a jumbotron at a stadium.


Digital Life 101

Students, learn all the ways we consume, create, and share digital media in our daily lives, then reflect on its omnipresence.


Teen Voices: The Pressure to Stay Connected

Students hear what other teens have to say about how digital media has them feeling "hooked," then think critically about their own digital media use.