In The Community
You can play a powerful role in helping your local community be safer and more secure online. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has a library of free materials, tools and information that can be used to easily teach online safety at home, at work or in your community. You can commit 10 minutes or 10 years to the cause. To make it easy, we have included a few suggestions to get you started.
- What you can do: Volunteer at a local school, after-school program, boys and girls club or church group to teach kids about online safety.
- Materials to help you do it: C-SAVE has a full set of materials to make your volunteer experience as seamless as possible. To meet the developmental abilities of various age groups, NCSA has created these materials around three age groups: grades K-2, grades 3-5, middle school and high school. For each group we have designed anapproximately 60-minute class session and provided all of the materials to support the classroom activities. C-SAVE resources can be found here: https://www.staysafeonline.org/teach-online-safety/csave
- What you can do: Post simple and actionable online safety tips around the office – for example, in the break room.
- Materials to help you do it: STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online, offers a library of resources and tip sheets. All resources are free, cover numerous topics and are translated into more than five languages. Additional tip sheets can be found here: http://stopthinkconnect.org/tips-and-advice/
- What you can do: Promote NCSAM each October and Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28) by sharing posters, buttons, social media icons and other promotional materials, registering your organization as a NCSAM or DPD Champion, attending or hosting events or accessing our cybersecurity awareness and privacy resources.
- Materials to help you do it: Visit the NCSAM and DPD Get Involved pages for ideas on supporting these campaigns and promoting online safety.