KidsEmail.org Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016 Champion
KidsEmail.org announced today that they have become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month for the fourth year in a row.
Recognized every October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information.As an official Champion, KidsEmail recognizes their commitment to cybersecurity, online safety and privacy.
"This is the fourth year that Kids Email has became an official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. We are happy to continue the effort to protect children from online predators and inappropriate content" said KidsEmail spokesperson Brittany Oler.
Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally. NCSAM 2015 was an unprecedented success, generating more than 1,700 news stories -an increase of 74 percent from NCSAM 2014's media coverage. Kicking off NCSAM's13th year, this October presents a new opportunity to expand cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness globally.
"The Champion program is a vital part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month's ongoing success. More than 700 organizations joined last year, a nearly 80-percent increase from the year before," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. "We are thankful to our 2016 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cybersecurity and online safety awareness."
As part of KidsEmail.org NCSAM efforts, we will be participating in Social media chats, blog posts and educating parents on ways for them to teach their children to be more Cyber Aware.
For more information about NCSAM, the Champion program and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/
Launched in 2009, KidsEmail.org is a safe email service designed to protect kids ages 5 to 13 from Internet dangers including cyberbullying, pornography, predators, and email from strangers. This service allows kids to only send emails to and receive emails from people on their contact list while also allowing parents to monitor email conversations. Visit http://www.KidsEmail.org to learn more and to sign up for a free trial.
About National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Now in its 13th year, NCSAM is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity in order to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since President Obama's proclamation establishing NCSAM in 2004, NCSAM has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/
About The National Cyber Security Alliance
The National Cyber Security Alliance is the nation's leading nonprofit, public-private partnership promoting cybersecurity and privacy education and awareness. NCSA works with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and NCSA's Board of Directors, which include representatives from ADP; AT&T Services, Inc.; Bank of America; Barclays; BlackBerry Corporation;
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. The message was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government organizations with leadership provided by NCSA and the APWG. The campaign was launched in October of 2010 by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House. NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continues to lead the campaign. DHS leads the federal engagement in the campaign. Learn how to get involved by following STOP. THINK. CONNECT. on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/