SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and I’ve just finished writing a guide for parents on this very issue.
I stress that cyber security starts at home. It’s everyone’s responsibility; the parents and the kids. You can talk to kids about it and from my own experience in talking to groups at schools I find that they’re the ones who get it. Kids don’t want to be bombarded by spam or exploited.
You need to protect your family’s devices. Not just their smart phones, but if your child goes on your shared computer and watches a YouTube video or goes to a fan site and contacts malware, that could affect the parent or even their business.
Obviously you should never share passwords, not even with best friends, because that best friend could become an ex-friend and that’s where a lot of kids get in trouble.