Cyber Security for Kids
The internet has enabled kids to learn, share and create like never before. But it has also become a space for cybercriminals to cause trouble and steal from others.
It’s important to instil cyber secure behaviours from an early age to help children learn how to identify cyber threats and how to mitigate them.
Calling Parents and Carers!
Parents and carers play an important role in helping children stay secure online.
What can you do?
Protect your family from cybercriminals by teaching your child how to be secure online by implementing these 5 simple steps:
- Step 1. Update your device
Updated devices are harder to hack and have newer features.
- Step 2. Turn on multi-factor authentication
Turn on multi-factor authentication (MFA) to protect your important accounts with extra login steps.
- Step 3: Back up your device
A back up is a digital copy of your most important information.
- Step 4: Use a passphrase
are the more secure version of passwords. Passphrase uses four or more
random words as your password. For example, ‘purple duck boat sky’.
- Step 5: Recognise and report scams
Beating cybercriminals takes teamwork.
If you receive a fishy email or message, report it to Scamwatch straight away. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Cybercriminals are crafty and might use a name and address you know,
but follow your instinct. The faster you report the scam, the quicker
we can act. Go to Scamwatch and visit the ReportCyber page on our website.