On the 16th of January, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released its new Kids Cyber Security Checklist. Not everyone using social media or gaming platforms are who they say they are. Encourage your child to take a moment to check if they know the person, and if they don't, to ask for guidance. The ACSC's Kids Cyber Security Checklist is for parents, carers and teachers. It helps teach primary school-aged children the basic cyber security steps to stay secure online.
Calling parents and carers: The internet has enabled kids to learn, share and create more easily. But it has also become a space for cybercriminals to cause trouble and steal information from others. It's vital to instil cyber secure behaviours early, so children learn how to identify cyber threats and mitigate against them.
The ACSC's Kids Cyber Security Checklist provides simple tips for primary school-aged children about the basic cyber security steps to stay secure online.
The ACSC's Kids Cyber Security Checklist is available here.
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