With the world’s student population affected by school closures, many have no choice but to turn to their devices for learning and interaction with friends. Previous household rules around screen time are likely to have gone out the window. But with this increased screen time, now more than ever, how can parents ensure that their children are being safe online and making sensible decisions? Below are some tips for parents on how to get cyber safe.
You don’t have to be a cyber pro to protect your computer and network. Many new devices, computers, and Wi-Fi routers come with built-in parental controls that are easy to use, but are often overlooked during the initial setup. These controls allow you to set access times, monitor internet activity and block website categories.
The annual KPMG Global Cyber Day Initiative is a Global Corporate Citizenship program aimed at educating youth of the importance of cyber security and internet risk, as part of KPMG member firms' commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate.
During the month of October, KPMG cyber security professionals will help students ages 7-16, as well as their teachers and parents, become more cyber aware through interactive classroom sessions including guidance on safe use of personal data, social media, cyber bullying, online gaming and smartphones.
Our Global Cyber Day coincides with International Cyber Security Awareness Month, an internationally recognised campaign focused on promoting cyber security among organisations and the public, and providing resources to be more secure online.