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The Internet offers an astounding variety of options for our kids—learning, playing games, interacting with peers and expressing themselves. There can be a downside to all this online activity, however - cyber bullying, predators, identity theft and other threats. Together, we must learn how to navigate the web smartly and safely.
Browse the Scholastic Partents website for educational videos and content on Cyber Safety geared toward children and parents.
See computer security information from the Federal Trade Commission >>
Get information from Stopbullying.gov (a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) on research and external resources, facts about bullying and laws and policies. See the Stopbullying.gov website for more information >>
Traditionally, only a few of your devices at home could connect to the Internet, such as your laptop, smartphone, or gaming console. However today, more and more devices are connecting to the Internet, from your light bulbs and speakers on your TV, to locks on your door or even your car. These connected devices often go by the name of Internet of Things (IoT) or Smart Home devices.
While these connected devices bring a great deal of convenience, they also bring unique dangers. Read the full article from the SANS Institute for more information >>
Placing a freeze on your credit data is one of the most effective ways to prevent identity thieves from using your info to steal.Expect it to take 10 minutes of computer time per each adult in your household. Here’s how to do it.