Making the digital world safer for kids and families
Although digital natives probably realise it, the internet is a mind-blowing tool for a young person. It delivers everything they need to learn, play, share their experiences and communicate with friends and family, wherever they are in the world. But alongside all this good there are also risks.
This is where Trend Micro’s long-running Internet Safety for Kids and Families (ISKF) initiative comes in.
ISKF isn’t about scaremongering. It’s about educating parents, teachers and children about what’s out there, how to avoid the bad stuff, and ensuring that the next generation uses the internet responsibly. It’s not just about cyber-bullying, online predators and identity fraudsters either. Our program also covers things like misinformation and media literacy, supporting children with autism as they navigate the internet, and responsible use of social media.
As we approach another Safer Internet Day this February, why not take time out to see what’s there on the ISKF website? We have over a decade of resources and expertise to share – all freely available. Here are a few tips to get started:
- Use strong and unique passwords for all accounts, stored in a password manager
- Use multi-factor authentication for an extra layer of log-in security
- Never share your personal information online – that also means over-sharing on social media
- Don’t respond to unsolicited emails or texts
- Never click on links or open attachments in online messages – even if they’re sent from people you know. Always check first with the sender
- Keep all your device operating systems, browsers and software up-to-date