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:
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.
Get out there and educate! * Don’t forget, you can always send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.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.