Teach Online Safety

In The Community

Community organizations can play a powerful role in teaching people to use the Internet safely and securely and empowering people to become good online citizens.

The Internet is a shared resource and securing it is Our Shared Responsibility.

No individual, business, or government entity is solely responsible for securing the Internet.  Everyone has a role in securing their part of cyberspace, including the devices and networks they use. We need to understand that individual actions have a collective impact and when we use the Internet safely we make it more secure for everyone. The actions may differ based on our personal and professional responsibilities. 

However, if each of us does our part—implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating young people or training employees—together we will be a more resilient digital society.

If you are interested in starting your own community-based cybersecurity awareness program, these resources will help get you started:

  • Cyber Community Coalition Building Guide: Resources for building a cyber coalition in your community from the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). 
  • iKeepSafe.org: iKeep Safe - a nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates - has customized for community organizations and volunteers based on the 3Cs of Digital Citzenship: Appropriate Contact, Appropriate Content, and Appropriate Conduct.
  • Securing Our eCity: Securing Our eCity was established to create a safe digital neighborhood that is both resistant to cyber‐threats and resilient to man‐made or natural disasters, where our citizens, businesses, organizations and government can effectively and securely navigate, collaborate and conduct business to remain economically competitive in today’s fast‐changing technological environment.