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Cyber security for Kids



    If earlier it was scary to let the child go for a walk in the neighboring yard. But now, on the Internet. Like real life, the danger in the network lies in wait at every turn. Attackers can hack an account, gain access to passwords using phishing attacks or arrange harassment (cyberbullying). Also, gambling, unwanted content, suspicious acquaintances, and after all viruses are trapping on the network.

     

    Of course, everyone needs protection, but parents are primarily concerned with the safety of their children. According to research, children in the United States spend much more time online than teenagers from another part of the world. This means that they are even more at risk and can become victims of scammers or aggressive users.

     

    In this blog, we will tell you how to protect your child from harmful information on the network, what to protect from, and what measures to take.

     

     Read Also : Ways to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks 


    Social Network Security

    For modern children, the Internet is equal to social networks. It is there that they spend the most time and that is where everything is possible - both hacking and unwanted content. Most likely, you know the sad story of the game "Blue Whale”. She once again reminded parents of the need to protect their children on the Internet.


    Points to Avoid on Social Networks

    To keep your child safe from harmful information & make sure they:

     

    1. Did not enter personal data - address, phone number; bank card numbers.
    2. I posted fewer personal photos and videos.
    3. Didn't specify Geolocation and location.
    4. Did not demonstrate the financial situation of the family.
    5. Periodically changed the password.
    6. I did not accept friend requests from strangers.

    Keep up to date with your child's social media experiences. We are not calling to follow. Better explain what threatens certain actions in the network. And of course, you build a trusting relationship with your child, this will help avoid consequences.

     


    Cyber Bullying

    Bullying in school is a common phenomenon that has taken on a new dimension with the Internet. Cyberbullying is systematic online bullying. It happens through SMS, social networks, separate web pages, and the distribution of defamatory materials - whether it is an unsuccessful photo or false information.



    Viruses

    A computer virus can damage and destroy important data on your computer. Most often they are distributed via the Internet. Even an experienced PC user is not immune to accidentally downloading a virus file.


    What to do?

    1. Use operating systems with a high level of virus protection which can be updated through the official website.
    2. Install an anti-virus program from a well-known manufacturer with automatic updates.
    3. Restrict access to the computer for unauthorized persons.
    4. Do not open files from unverified sources.


    Install antivirus on your kids’ computer. But don't do it alone. Show your teen how to protect your computer from malware, try to explain the technical details. It is better to pay for a licensed program than to repair or replace a computer.




    WI-FI Security Settings

     

    Nowadays almost any café, airport, and train station, you can enjoy the benefit of civilization to get free Internet access. However public Wi-Fi hotspots are not always safe.

     

    Wifi security



    What to do?

     

    • Do not use public Wi-Fi to transfer personal data.
    • Disable the "Connect to Wi-Fi automatically" function.

     



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