A cyber threat is “any circumstance or event with the potential to adversely impact organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, or the Nation through an information system via unauthorized access, destruction, disclosure, or modification of information, and/or denial of service.”
Cyberbullying is bullying or harassment that happens online. It can happen in an email, a text message, an online game, or comments on a social networking site. It might involve rumors or images posted on someone’s profile or passed around for others to see, or creating a group or page to make a person feel left out.
Child grooming (a.k.a. enticement of children or solicitation of children for sexual purposes) "can be described as a practice by means of which an adult 'befriends' a child (often online, but offline grooming also exists and should not be neglected) with the intention of sexually abusing her/him"
Start early. After all, even toddlers see their parents use all kinds of devices. As soon as your child is using a computer, a cell phone, or any mobile device, it’s time to talk to them about online behavior, safety, and security. As a parent, you have the opportunity to talk to your kid about what’s important before anyone else does.
|Inappropriate conduct: The online world can feel anonymous. Kids sometimes forget that they are still accountable for their actions.|
|Inappropriate contact: Some people online have bad intentions, including bullies, predators, hackers, and scammers|
|Inappropriate content: You may be concerned that your kids could find pornography, violence, or hate speech online.|
The Internet offers a world of opportunities.
People of all ages are:
- Posting video from mobile devices
- Building online profiles
texting each other from their mobile devices.
-Creating alter egos in the form of online avatars
-Connecting with friends online they don’t see regularly in person
-Sending photos to friends
-Broadcasting what they’re doing to hundreds of people
Talk to your kids about online threats.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) helps parents protect their children’s privacy by giving you specific rights. COPPA requires websites to get parental consent before collecting or sharing information from children under 13. The law covers sites designed for kids under 13 and general audience sites that know certain users are under 13. COPPA protects information that websites collect upfront and information that kids give out or post later.