Millennials and Generation Z have grown up in a highly digitized world. Many are required to bring their own device to the classroom. But are these devices protected and secure?
According to a 2017 report by First Data on Consumer Cybersecurity, younger generations are more reckless about cybersecurity practices despite being more technologically savvy. Millennials are more likely than Baby Boomers to download free applications from the internet and use the same password across several platforms.
Let’s make sure Gen Z follows their grandparent’s footsteps, not their sibling’s. This is important because attackers are quick to hone in on a young user’s naivete.
Here’s a K-12 Cyber Incident Map pinpointing cyberattacks against schools since 2016. The most common attack methods are phishing, ransomware, and breaches. Teach your child good cybersecurity etiquette at a young age so it’s second-nature.
- Ensure they have an antivirus. McAfee Total Protection is compatible with tablets, cell phones, and computers and makes sure your child is practicing safe surfing. Try it for 50% off here!
- Jump start the habit of creating complex passwords with Dashlane. Dashlane is the best password manager to secure your child’s accounts. Try it for free here!
- Teach your kids to run a FixMeStick scan. It’s simple and will wipe any viruses from gaming sites or other unsecure sites they might stumble across.
- Encourage your kids to backup their files. Keep your memories safe with Picture Keeper so you can reminisce on your little munchkins figuring out all this tech before they’re ten!