In a world of ever growing cyberthreats, children of all ages can be the most vulnerable and the ones that need most guidance to understand the risks, consequences and learn to be smart when using technology. Yet, it is no secret that raise responsible, ethical digital citizens can be quite challenging for parents.
If you are a parent of tech savvy kids and are looking for a helping hand, we’ve found these 5 really good resources to get you started. Remember, it’s not about controlling tools, but managing behavior.
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1. The Problem With Your Online Privacy
In this TED-style talk, chief legal and business officer for Mozilla Denelle Dixon discusses how a world of digitization and an online audience can have privacy consequences and shares personal examples.
2. How to Parent in the Digital Age
Click to watch the full Parents Education Workshop – The Always-On Generation
3. eGuide – Chatting With Kids About Being Online (Click on the image)
4. Top Three Online Threats: What Can Harm Our Kids?
Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS – Securing the Human, provides an overview of the basic challenges parents face in securing today’s online kid, and how to address them.
5. The Parents’ Guide To Protecting Your Family Online [E-guide]
This guide will guide you through step-by-step instructions on how to have these conversations with children and extended family, set boundaries, and provide you with additional resources.
Click here to download the “Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Family Online”
Parent Primer for Guiding Kids to Careers in Cybersecurity (Click on the image)
Cybersecurity is without a doubt one of the careers of the (present) future. If your kids love all things technology, this can be a great path for their future and one they can start becoming familiar with before they have to make a choice.
This tip sheet developed by the National Cybersecurity Alliance sheet with give you user-friendly resources parents can tap to educate themselves and have conversations with their children about the many rewarding opportunities in the cybersecurity workforce