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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Keep Your Kids Cyber Secure During The School Year

Back-to-school is in full swing and although you might think you have everything your kids need, you probably need to remember to educate your school-age kids, tweens, and Teens on how they can stay safe online while schooling face to face or virtually. Your children face plenty of online threats during the school year, everything from cyberbullying, online predators, and sexting to phishing attempts, and the theft of their laptops and smartphones. Fortunately, you can decrease the odds that your children fall victim to online threats this school year by following these steps to help them avoid cyber danger

1. Educate your kids about phishing. Criminals realize your children have access to your credit cards and will target them with spam messages promising free stuff from social media and games. Explain to them the dangers of sharing personal and financial information online.

2. Watch for cyberbullying. Acts of cyberbullying rose during COVID and don't appear to be slowing down. Keep an eye