Help Data Privacy Through Education and Outreach.
So Data Privacy is super important, right? Right?? Ok, if you’re confused about this and don’t really know why everyone thinks this is such a big deal, check out iAPP. Basically, you don’t want everyone to know everything about you because that can lead to some crazy government action and also people stealing your stuff. Not to mention the REALLY evil guys trying to prey on young people. From the smackdown between Apple and the FBI to any discussion on human trafficking, data privacy has become a big deal in the digital world. How can you do that? We’ve got all of the deets below…
Organization: National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to making sure we all can protect ourselves, instead of relying on others to take care of our data. What’s the main way they do that? Through education and empowerment of the global digital society to use the Internet safely and securely. Why do they think this is such a big deal? They believe that realizing the full potential of our ever-evolving digital lives can only happen when a culture of cybersecurity and privacy is the foundation of Free-flowing content, Multiple methods and platforms for communication, Trustworthy commerce, and Widely available and highly available connectivity. It’s a mouthful of a task, but it’s REALLY important as we all spend more and more of our time online.
- Step 1: Learn all about best data privacy practices here.
- Step 2: Teach it to the young ones around you. If you have small people in the home, check out these guidelines on how to teach them safety with the computer and best practices in the home. Even better? Print off this pdf and put it up on your fam bulletin board – you won’t regret it.
- Step 3: Teach it to the Community. Call the schools in your area and offer to teach an after-school class on cyber security. You can get all of the deets here. Even cooler idea? Make a YouTube video of yourself teaching it and email it to the teachers in the school. That way they (and you!) can make it happen on your own time.