National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Today’s  National Cyber Security Awareness Month content is provided by StaySafeOnline/FTC. The subject of “protecting children online” comes with tips in two attachments, an easy digest single page pdf, as well as a 25 page pdf with in depth tips focused on talking with kids about being online.
Other online resources can be found on the FTC and StaySafeOnline websites, focusing on topics like parental controlshttps://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0012-kids-and-socializing-onlinehttps://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/securing-key-accounts-devices/parental-controls/
Other resources available to parents in the protection of children online through social media are the safety pages for social platforms like facebook and youtube’s:https://www.facebook.com/help/safetyhttps://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2802272?hl=en
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a national effort to help everyone stay protected whenever and however you connect. The overarching theme for the month is, ‘Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.’ and the Southwest Kansas Library System is proud to be a champion and support this online safety and education initiative this October. 
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information about ways to keep you and your family safe online visit staysafeonline.org/ncsam and/or niccs.us-cert.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2019.