Staying Safe Online: Cyber Security Best Practices for Kids

Insight into cybersecurity attacks and tips and tricks that will keep you safe in your online interactions.
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (105 ratings)
6,435 students
Staying Safe Online: Cyber Security Best Practices for Kids
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (105 ratings)
6,437 students
Best practices on how to stay safe online with strong passwords, basic computer security, and more
What methods hackers might use and how to get around them
Common scams and how to recognize and avoid them
Tips to stay safe when on social media or playing video games

Requirements

  • None
Description

It's not personal, kid. Hundreds of millions of people lose their personal information to hacks, but by following good cybersecurity practices, you can stay safe.

It's essential for any kids going online to understand the cybersecurity attacks that happen everyday. This hour-long course is perfect for kids as they start using YouTube, social media, playing video games, and more.

Who this course is for:
  • Kids who spend time online (YouTube, gaming, social media, etc)
  • Parents who want to know how to keep their kids safe online
Course content
6 sections • 24 lectures • 1h 27m total length
  • Course Intro
    01:35
  • Topics Overview
    02:16
  • Passwords
    07:23
  • Guide: Password attacks
    00:16
  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
    07:23
  • Review: Passwords & PII
    5 questions
  • Task: Passwords & PII
    00:47
  • Social Media: Pros and cons
    03:30
  • Attacks/Tips
    09:24
  • Chats Best Practices
    04:15
  • Cyberbullying
    06:31
  • Review: Social media
    6 questions
  • Task: Social Media
    00:34
  • Phishing
    08:27
  • Trojan Horse (Fake Downloads)
    05:39
  • Other scams
    06:06
  • Review: Scams
    4 questions
  • Task: Scams
    00:35
  • Antivirus
    02:17
  • Malwarebytes Demo
    04:14
  • Firewall
    04:29
  • VPN
    03:27
  • Guide: Good antiviruses
    00:33
  • Guide: Good VPNs
    00:25
  • Review: Computer Security
    3 questions
  • Task: Computer Security
    00:58
  • Wrap Up
    05:13
  • Game: Cyber Champion
    00:42

Instructor
Cybersecurity competitor and teacher. Founder of Kyber.
Pranav Patil
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 105 Reviews
  • 6,438 Students
  • 1 Course

I'm a 2-time National Champion in CyberPatriot, a national cybersecurity competition, and I train middle and high school students to do the same. I've also given lessons to hundreds of elementary school students based on what I've learned to be the most prevalent and dangerous cyber attacks. I develop educational video games, which I love to feature in my lessons.