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As the leaves start to change and the “spooky season” approaches, October brings about Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The goal of the Technology Department is to provide information and resources about cybersecurity to make it less spooky and more fun! We want to help you and your students stay safe online.

Cybersecurity Tips for Students and Families

Apart from students letting a parent or guardian know, never share your password with anyone. We recommend creating a strong and long password so no one can guess or hack into your accounts.

Never download a file or software online without permission from a parent or guardian. Many attachments, files, and software products may seem fine but can actually contain harmful malware viruses that are bad for your device. If in doubt, check with an adult.

Be wary of the people you talk to on social media. Not everyone is who they say they are on the Internet. For this same reason, never meet up with someone you have met on the Internet without a chaperone or your parent’s or guardian’s permission.

Don’t believe everything you read online is 100 percent factual. “Fake news” is common on the Internet, with many people, outlets or websites spreading false information. Double check with adults or other sources, such as in a library, about what you are wanting to research or learn more about.

As educators, we have the responsibility to help students safely navigate the digital world we live in. Cybersecurity Awareness Month is the perfect time to start or reinforce these important lessons. 

Remember, you can always send suspicious emails to Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Spencer Tuinei
  • Communication Specialist
  • Spencer Tuinei