Starting Out Secure!
Imagine holding your very first internet-connected device in your hands. Excitement rushes through you as you realize the countless adventures that await in the digital realm. With this exciting connection comes a responsibility—a responsibility to stay safe and secure online.
Before you embark on your digital journey, let's learn together about the world of cyber security. It's all about protecting yourself, your devices, and your online information from cyber attacks. Think of it as building a suit of armour around your digital world, shielding you from potential dangers.
Your Digital Journey
In the real world, you are often required to wear special safety gear when doing things like playing sports or riding a bike. This safety gear helps by protecting you from danger or harm.
Your device needs similar protection from online dangers too! Let's imagine your device as a little smart buddy that helps you with everything. It's a clever little robot that can send messages, take photos, watch videos, play games, and do lots of amazing things that you love!
Your device needs to be protected from bad people known as cyber-criminals, that want to break into your device and cause harm.
That's where cybersecurity comes in! It's like giving your device a super powerful shield to keep it safe and secure. This shield is made up of special settings and locks that stop the bad guys from getting in.
Your responsibility is to make sure your shield is strong and will keep you safe when exploring online.
What Is Cyber Security?
Just like in the physical world, privacy is crucial in the digital world too. Your personal information, like your name, address, and phone number, should be kept secret from prying eyes.
There are individuals out there who would love to take advantage of you by using your personal information. There are cyber criminals who lurk on the internet and look for an opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting people. It's a chilling truth, but with knowledge and caution, you can stay one step ahead.
Online privacy is all about keeping your personal information, activities, and digital life safe from prying eyes or strangers who might want to know too much about you.
When you use the internet, whether on your computer, phone, or other devices, you leave digital footprints behind. These footprints can reveal a lot about you, like the websites you visit, the things you buy, or even your location. Online privacy means taking steps to control who can see or track those footprints.