3 Easy Ways to Help Keep Kids Cyber Safe
August 19, 2021 at 12:15 PM EDT
NortonLifeLock and National PTA provide back-to-school digital safety tips
By Kim Allman, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs
There is lots to do to get to kids ready to go back to school this year. No matter what model of instruction your school is following, device time for every age group is at an all-time high (New York Times, 2021), making it more important than ever to ensure your kids understand digital safety.
A new school year and a new teacher likely means your kids will be making new accounts in apps and programs – a prime time for hackers to steal personal information. Depending on your child’s age, they might be facing new challenges on social media as well, like cyberbullying and sexting, behaviors they might not even identify as dangerous or inappropriate.
NortonLifeLock is the Founding and Presenting sponsor of National PTA’s PTA Connected, which partners with caregivers and families to help keep kids safe and empower them on the internet. PTA Connected is an online space that connects parents and caregivers to programs, resources, and tools around the topic of digital parenting.
Digital safety doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are three easy things you can do today to get your kids ready to go back to school:
Want more digital safety tips? NortonLifeLock and National PTA held a “Back to School” Facebook Live yesterday. National PTA President Anna King joined Kevin Alejandro Roundy, Senior Technical Director at Norton Labs, and me. We presented additional Cyber Safety tips to families navigating the new school year.
Thanks to National PTA for hosting and to Anna King for leading this important discussion! We wish you all a safe and successful back-to-school season.
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