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(ISC)² Team

Bringing the message of cyber safety to communities worldwide is a big task.

But thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who join the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, that task becomes easier every year.

 

In 2018, a total of 52,146 volunteer hours were spent educating communities about internet safety.

This year YOU can help to make that number grow!

Did you know?

 

49% of kids in grades 4-8 are online after 11pm on a school night  

Only 11% of the parents are aware of this behavior

400K kids per year are victims to identity theft

Older adults are 5 times more likely to losing money on tech support scams

Now, let’s talk about a few of the benefits of volunteering with the Safe and Secure Online Program from the Center:

  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Meet members of your community
  • Practice your public speaking skills
  • Advance your career
  • & so much more!

Ready to jump in and get going?  You can start volunteering in 3 easy steps:

  1. Choose an audience from our Safe and Secure Online program:
    • Youth (11-14): Children in middle school tend to think they are the experts of the digital era. However, our volunteers have found that most don’t follow cyber safety guidelines when using the internet. The SSO Middle School presentation offers information to boost their knowledge about online gaming, geotagging, computer protection among other topics.
    • Parents: Teach parents at PTA meetings or community events about how to protect their kids from online dangers. Topics include cyberbullying, social media, tips and best practices.
    • Senior citizens: We know seniors adore their grandchildren, but their names make weak passwords. The SSO Senior presentation empowers senior citizens to incorporate safe online habits in the new digital age. Includes: scams, downloads, online banking among others.

  2. Download the FREE materials at: https://iamcybersafe.org/volunteers. Now available in multiple languages.

  3. Get out there and educate!
    * Don’t forget, you can always send pictures to safeandsecure@isc2.org so we can give you a proper social media shoutout!

 

As a bonus, as an (ISC)2 member, you get 10 CPEs after the first two presentations!

 

"Your digital life is equally valuable to your general life as a whole, it shouldn't be taken for granted," Moses Kibirige, volunteer.

We want to hear from you!


Have you presented the Safe and Secure Online Program in your local community? We’d love to hear how it went and any
feedback that you have. If you are still on the fence about presenting, let us know what is holding you back – we’re more than happy to help in any way that we can!

 

Lastly, we want to thank the countless volunteers that have worked with the Safe and Secure Online Program. From presenting, to collaborating, to even translating documents, without this amazing group of people, we could not help to inspire a safe and secure cyber world.  

 

3 Comments
Community Champion
Do you have brochures or pamphlet, that can be printed and posted, or mass-distributed via emails? Since people are short on attention, so some single-page do's-don't's would be good, with separate subject matters, such as general web security, email security, phishing and vishing, etc. I can see the that those pamphlets can be posted in civic centers, churches, offices, or send to HR for distributing to employees. Just a thought,
Newcomer II

If you're in the Northern VA area, please reach out to our chapter if you're on the fence about volunteering.  The NOVA chapter just visited an elementary school in Fairfax County and we're now adopting that school by providing a grant for cyber safety and education materials courtesy of the Garfield program.

 

https://novaisc2chapter.org/

 

It's one of the most rewarding things you can do - I highly recommend it.  Good luck!

(ISC)² Team

Absolutely @Chuxing! We already have free tip sheets available on our website for parents and senior citizens:

https://iamcybersafe.org/parent-tip-sheets-all/

https://iamcybersafe.org/seniors-tips/

 

We also have a dedicated volunteer page for those who want to get started. We covered all topics from how to reach out to the community, resources, CPE instructions and more: https://iamcybersafe.org/volunteers/

 

I'm more than happy to send you our brochure as well with all the program we provide! feel free to email me bparres@isc2.org

 

Kind regards,