The eighth annual Web cast Initiative on Oct. 20, held in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness month, focused on efforts to protect children who use the Internet. The event was disseminated live to more than 5,000 registered participants, representing 38 states and two countries.
The national Web cast on Protecting Our Children on the Internet consisted of a play entitled “Cyber Smart in Cyber Space” geared toward the fourth- and fifth-grade levels in which actors performed a cyber security-related skit interacting with the children. The play used content from CyberSmart (http://www.cybersmart.org/home/), an organization dedicated to teaching secure, responsible and effective Internet and computer use. The skit was acted out with members of Plays for Living (http://www.playsforliving.org/)
The latest Web cast and other related materials are available
The next national Web cast initiative, "Cyber Security Tips During the Holiday Season," is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (EST). It will be a “non-technical” broadcast that includes precautions computer users should take while using the Internet during the holidays.
It will include such topics as online shopping transactions, the need to secure private information, steps to take when receiving computers as gifts, and understanding security settings. It also will address how to protect information and children during school vacations.
Registration for the Web cast, will be accepted soon. For more information visit: visit http://www.cscic.state.ny.us/msisac/index.html
The National Web cast Initiative
Embracing the concept that security is everyone’s
responsibility, these Web casts will be available to a broad audience
to help raise awareness and knowledge levels. A number of vendors have
offered their services at no cost to government, to help develop and
deliver the Web casts.