5 Things Teens Should Do During National Cybersecurity Month

Patty TerhuneTech News

October is National Cybersecurity Month. This is a great time to encourage teens to take steps to better protect themselves and their devices. NetSmart.org provides a list of 5 things they should do to start:

  1. Change their passwords. Remind them to change passwords often, make them easy to remember but not easy to guess, and to keep them private (no sharing with friends!).
  2. Edit privacy settings on all of their social media sites and apps so only people they have approved can see what they post.
  3. Check for software updates on their computers and mobile devices. If they’re not using the most current version, they might be missing out on some important security fixes.
  4. Find the reporting features on the sites and apps they use so they know how to report spam and potential scams.
  5. Check the location settings on their smartphones. They should turn off GPS for any apps that don’t really need it.

For additional resources check out NetSmart.org.