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Back to Basics on Data Privacy Day

Posted on 28. Jan, 2016 by .


Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual event designed to encourage the public to become more informed about online privacy issues. Hosted by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), many organizations and communities will mark today by hosting events, doing activities in classrooms, and simply elevating the conversation about what privacy means in the 21st century and how we can all play our part to respect and protect it.

While we all have reasons to care about this day, I think the online privacy of our kids is one of the most challenging areas to tackle. Kids are still learning the basics of privacy in real life as they navigate personal interactions and relationships

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Turning the Page

Posted on 22. Jan, 2016 by .


Happy 2016! This year, we’ll be getting this blog back up and running, giving you relevant and timely tips and insights on Internet safety, media literacy, and all matters relating to helping our kids and our communities support and model good digital citizenship. I’ll give you my opinions, but we’ll also be sharing thoughts from a network of people around the world.

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Better Together: Let Our Kids Help Create A Better Internet

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by .


Each year, many countries, organizations, governments, schools, and individuals around the world have used Safer Internet Day to raise awareness about a wide range of issues pertaining to the safe and responsible use of the Internet. This year’s theme is “Let’s Create A Better Internet Together.”

Since 2010, we have celebrated this annual day with the “What’s Your Story?” campaign. By design, we don’t say much. Instead, we encourage young people – with their classrooms or as individuals – to tell the world how they see things and what it means to be great at being online.

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A Hacking Contest to Promote Digital Literacy

Posted on 27. Oct, 2014 by .


This year, we are proud to sponsor a great competition designed to promote online safety and digital literacy among our nation’s youth.

Carnegie Mellon University’s annual “capture the flag” contest called picoCTF2014 is a computer security game with a story line, where students are challenged to solve a mystery and find someone who is missing using a limited amount of time and very few clues.

There are tons of cash prizes for students AND schools. The contest opens today and ends November 7.

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