9/20/2019 Tech & Learning Daily News Brief
The FBI certainly is busy these days. Besides all that "other stuff" going on, the agency released this announcement last week alerting the public to cyber threat concerns specifically in regards to students: "Malicious use of sensitive data could result in social engineering, bullying, tracking, identity theft, or other means for targeting children. Therefore, the FBI is providing awareness to schools and parents of the important role cybersecurity plays in the securing of student information and devices." The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) followed up with a supporting document stuffed with resources for districts looking to better secure their systems. We'll be digging through this for the next few weeks as this issue will certainly be close to the top of trends for 2019.
Here are important links that you might find valuable as a parent in a digital world:
- Parent Internet Information Blog
- Tips for keeping you & yours safe: An excerpt: Parental Monitoring -- It isn’t just the school that wants to keep an eye on your children’s computer use; this may be something you want to do as well. If that’s the case, we’ve written about how you can approach the potentially tricky subject of monitoring with your kids. Remind them: with great power (unfettered access to the Internet) comes great responsibility.
- Keeping Teens Safe on the Internet - What you should know!
- Digital Devices and your Brain