Hi, welcome to Internet Safety for Kids and thank you for joining our program!
As always with our program Internet Safety for Kids, please make sure to watch this episode together when possible, so you all learn and understand these important topics. Don’t allow the adults to say that they already know everything because there will be plenty to learn for them, too!
Imagine that you are playing a team sport like for example football and one of the members of the team is just not doing their part. The entire team is doing their best to win the game, except for this one person. How big are the chances that you can still win the game? Let us agree that one person not doing their part makes the chances of winning much smaller for the entire team, right? Well, the same thing happens with cybersecurity. In our previous episodes of Internet Safety for Kids, we have explained how cybercriminals like to exploit unpatched vulnerabilities and accounts that are not well protected. When someone doesn’t do their part for cybersecurity, it exposes everyone else to cybercriminals. That is why we call cybersecurity a team sport, and we need you to do your part!
We will explain why is it important, what does it mean, and what should you do. Are you with us?
We have already explained how important it is to keep your devices and apps updated. And we also explained how you can protect your accounts with strong passwords and multifactor authentication. As a good team player, you do this to protect yourself against cybercriminals and to make sure that they can not abuse your devices and accounts to harm others. But we need everyone to do that, not just you, right? You can help us to make that happen by for example telling your friends and family members about what you learned from Internet Safety for Kids. You can of course share our YouTube channel and website with them.
And there is more that you can do to become a superstar on the cybersecurity team. How about learning about technology and computers? When you understand a bit more of what happens inside computers and other devices, you will also understand much better how to protect yourself and others. And you might even discover that you like it so much that you want to work with technology in the future. There are great online trainings and projects you can try to see if this is your thing.
What we need the most on our Team of Cybersecurity Super Stars is smart people who want to contribute to keeping the internet safe for everyone. And to make sure that apps, devices, and platforms are accessible for everyone too, like we explained in Episode 17. We need creative people who can design great new devices and functions, and we need people with technical skills who can build that. We need smart people who can test everything to keep improving. We need YOU! Please consider joining our Team of Cybersecurity Super Stars.
- Cybersecurity is a team sport, and we need everyone to do their part.
- By protecting yourself against cybercriminals, you are also protecting others.
- By not protecting yourself against cybercriminals, you also put others at risk.
- By learning to understand technology you will also better understand how to protect yourself and others.
- Cybersecurity is a team sport, and we need YOU on our Team of Cybersecurity Super Stars!