Middle schools students preparing for a Cyber Patriot Competition

Published by Ameriforce media, Military Families Magazine, Oct 21, 2019.

“A survey paints an alarming picture of what kids are encountering online, while more than half of parents admit to not monitoring activity.

Nearly one-third of adolescents said they met someone online who claimed to be someone they were not, using fake photos and fake identities, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance, while other findings reveal only 41% of parents say they check their teenager online versus 68% who monitor children under 9 years old. At a time when digital users are connected daily at school, work and home, experts recommend families take stock of their cyber fitness.

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Alexander Hubert, CISSP, director, Cyber Security Division, 2d Theater Signal Brigade at Wiesbaden, Germany, is a school mentor and understands how cybersecurity affects every member of the military family.

‘Much of our life today is lived, posted, and shared online, from personal matters to legal and financial matters,’ Hubert said. He suggests families address the following questions to improve their cyber fitness”: https://militaryfamilies.com/military-kid/is-your-military-family-safe-online/

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