It’s back to school – but are your children as cyber-security aware as they need to be? We often cover issues around the risks that businesses face from cyber fraud – here we look at ways to keep your children cyber secure …
It’s not just adults who can have their identity stolen. Disclosing personal data is a big risk, so inadvertently showing your address should be avoided, on bits of paper lying around in photos, or even pics taken outside the house.
Playing the right games…
Do you know what games your children are playing online? Take Fortnite as an example – some schools have written to parents warning them about this game in particular, which can make children “aggressive and violent”. If you have no idea what Fortnite is, here are 7 things as a parent you need to know!
This isn’t just for businesses – and it may be too much to expect your child to manage their own online reputation themselves. We all Google ourselves – don’t we?? But have you ever Googled your child? This article gives some very useful tips on how to help protect your child without wrapping them in cotton wool.
Teaching children the correct way to use passwords is an essential part of them being safe online. It doesn’t have to be hard work, as suggested here – the longer the password, the safer it is, so work on encouraging paraphrases as passwords.
360 degree security
Are all of your devices covered by malware software? Cyber fraudsters don’t differentiate between businesses and individuals, and will have no compunction about whether the device is owned by a child or an adult. If you take protecting your work devices, then you should check that any Internet of Things gadget in your household is similarly protected, in order to fully keep your children cyber secure.