Back to school reminder: Cyber hygiene for kids by Trend Micro

With the end of summer fast approaching, children of all ages will soon be returning to school. With increase in daily use of digital technology, it is critical for parents to integrate digital literacy and cyber hygiene in their child’s learning process. 

A recent survey found that two-thirds of parents allow their kids to use the internet on their own, with over 70 percent admitting that their children had engaged in risky behavior online.

To help improve kids’ safety and awareness online, Trend Micro has launched the Cyber Academy, which will offer 7–10-year-olds, a series of video-based lessons and learning materials designed to upgrade children’s digital literacy skills in a way that’s meaningful and engaging. The Cyber Academy consists of internet safety lessons that focus on passwords, two-factor authentication, security, and privacy among others. The lessons can be delivered on-demand by a teacher in the classroom or a guardian at home in just 10–15 minutes and are offered completely free of charge.

To learn more about Trend Micro’s Cyber Academy and tips for guardians and teachers click here.

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