Back to school: Why device protection for kids is valuable

Emma McGowan 9 Aug 2022

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. 

Why should you take your kid’s device security into your own hands?

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

Avast has the resources and expertise to make the difficult job of keeping your kids and family safe from malware, viruses, and hackers easy for you to manage.

We’re serious about helping families take their kid’s privacy and security into their own hands. Throughout this year’s back-to-school season, you can save up to 50% on our top products.

Why use Avast? 

Avast offers award-winning solutions that deliver malware protection, performance, and usability. Our products provide online citizens with greater control and confidence at a time of rising online scams, fraud, and other malicious activity.

Parents, protect your children’s (and family’s) digital identity and online safety by acting now to get the biggest deals on the protection you need.

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