“While there are precautions we can all take to limit the information strangers can view about us, parents and teachers need to prepare this generation’s children to think about online safety, ethics, and appropriate use,” Ben Halpert cautions.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 15, 2010
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Savvy Cyber Kids, Inc., an Atlanta based 501c3, teaches parents what they need to know to keep their kids safe online.
With the movie The Social Network still number one at the box office, movie goers are learning how important connections are between people, both online and off. Creating, reviving, and maintaining connections with individuals are the real draw to social networks such as Facebook.
Ben Halpert, Founder and President of the nonprofit Savvy Cyber Kids, explains Facebook privacy issues. “While there are precautions we can all take to limit the information strangers can view about us, parents and teachers need to prepare this generation’s children to think about online safety, ethics, and appropriate use,” Ben Halpert cautions.
As a recent guest information security expert on Fox 5 News Atlanta, Ben Halpert warns parents about using their children’s photos as their Facebook profile picture. “Profile pictures are public information and as such are archived by search engines, such as Google and Yahoo, and thus available to all Internet users.” Ben Halpert continues, “There is no need to make yourself and your family a target for sexual predators.”
While parents address privacy issues related to their online activities, they are now armed with a new tool to help ingrain cyber security, cyber safety, and cyber ethics into the minds of their youngest children with the recently released book The Savvy Cyber Kids At home: The Family Gets A Computer, now available at all booksellers.
For interviews and review copies of The Savvy Cyber Kids At Home: The Family Gets A Computer, please contact Maureen O'Crean in her Los Angeles office at 310-379-9620.
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