It can often feel like every day brings news stories about ransomware attacks on businesses, particularly at hospitals and schools. While the life-or-death nature of hospital data might force some healthcare organizations to accede to criminals’ demands in hopes of restoring access to that data as quickly as possible, some schools are also falling prey to these demands. Paying criminals … More School ransomware: A threat to be aware of
Even though the Irish tend to use safer passwords than the global average, here are some safety tips just in case. Growing up before the age of the internet and social networks has left many older users unprepared for risks looming in the virtual world. From that perspective, today’s kids are lucky, as the best … More Do your kids know good password hygiene? Here are some rules
Cyberbullying is an issue causing havoc across the world, placing thousands of children and teenagers who have to contend with it in situations where they are the victims of threats and aggression. “THE FOCUS OF PREVENTION AND MITIGATION OF BULLYING WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE DIGITAL SPHERE IS APPLIED FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL” Some countries have taken matters … More Finland – hope in the fight against cyberbullying
While most children will soon enjoy the summer holidays, some of them, will enjoy being away from school for altogether less pleasant reasons – to get away from bullies, who bother them offline or online over social networks. Unfortunately, not every parent can distinguish common teenage difficulties from the red flags raised by insidious peers. … More Do you know if your child is being cyberbullied? ESET points out some red flags
ESET Ireland’s latest survey reveals people believe the bullies and their parents should take responsibility for cyberbullying. Is it the education? The schools? The Gardaí? Online websites? Social media? The victims themselves? Who should bear the brunt of responsibility for cyberbullying? According to the last survey commissioned by ESET Ireland and carried out by Amárach … More Who is responsible for cyberbullying?
It might still feel like summer, but school season is right around the corner. Young people are easy targets for both digital and physical theft, so it’s important to ensure your data and devices are secure at school and at home. Protecting Devices at School Whether you or your child is using a desktop, laptop … More Make password into a story and more parental hacks
With schools soon resuming their educational activities, it’s time to prepare our children to get back into the swing of going to class. And that means it’s also time to take any necessary precautions relating to IT security. For kids, returning to school these days means using mobile devices and computers to stay connected to the … More Back to school: 5 challenges that parents and teachers face in IT security