Internet is growing faster than the growth of people to protect it. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), October’s 31 days focused on raising public awareness and educating families and individuals about staying more safer & more secure online. This year marks six years since the launch of STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the month’s signature safety campaign – a simple, actionable message aimed at encouraging people to help safeguard their digital lifestyles.
Let’s learn how you can get involved this National Cyber Security Awareness Month, visit the National Cyber Security Alliance’s website, and stay safe online with STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
Online interactions, where is no replacement for strong communications among parents, caregivers, teens and children. Taking a genuine interest in what young people do online, and assuring them that they can approach trusted adults when something doesn’t feel quite right, is essential.
On basis of a research shows 46 percent of teens and 28 percent of parents recognize at least one piece of STOP. THINK. CONNECT. advice – laudable progress over a relatively short period.
Still, other studies indicate that both teens and adults are unsure where to turn when they run into problems online. Microsoft recently released preliminary research about attitudes and perceptions of people’s online activities.
In that study, 62 percent of teens and adults in 14 countries told us they did not know, or were unsure, where to find help when dealing with an online risk. This is where efforts like National Cyber Security Awareness Month and STOP. THINK. CONNECT. can help.
- Bing: Content concerns reporting form
- Bing: Report illegal child exploitation or offensive adult content
- Microsoft: Hate speech reporting form
- Microsoft: Non-consensual pornography (“revenge porn”) reporting form
- Microsoft: Terrorist content reporting form