Protect your children’s (and family’s) digital identity and online safety by acting now.
Out of the 7 million enterprise malware reports that Microsoft had in the last 30 days, over 81% came from education. The next closest industry is retail and consumer goods, at just 9%.
There’s no doubt that cybercrime is targeting vulnerable kids and schools, and cybercriminals have learned that schools are a lucrative source of personal data. The Washington Post reported in 2020 that “student data can be more valuable than other types of personal information on the black market because children, who often do not have bank accounts or credit cards, are unlikely to notice the effects or signs of identity theft until later in life.”
Administering cybersecurity is a big job. It includes establishing policy and procedures, providing training and support to students and staff, and protecting systems against unauthorized access and changes while also creating backup and recovery capabilities. Parents shouldn’t have to rely solely on schools to provide cybersecurity solutions.
1. You’re carrying most of the risk
Chances are, you’ve (recently) paid for your kid’s school device. If they get hacked, it’s not just their privacy and online ID at stake, it’s your entire family’s finances and security.
2. Take the burden off educators
Every device that a teacher or school doesn’t have to deal with makes the quality of education better for everyone. Teachers need to be focused on what they do best – teaching – not problem-solving workarounds for kids’ hacked devices.
3. Avoid “The hacker ate my homework” situations
When kids lose access to school resources or the technical tools they need to complete projects, it negatively affects their learning in a big way.
4. Lean on the help of experts
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Our young people are always learning. It’s a great time to expand their cyber education to help keep them safe in the classroom.
The beginning of the school year is the perfect time to boost your child’s digital literacy by talking to them about online safety, cybersecurity in school, and celebrating their digital milestones.