Get free advice about cyber security for kids

If you’re worried about security issues when it comes to your children going online you can ask some experts about it, finds Angelique Ruzicka

There are so many cyber security issues and dangers out there today. And when it comes to children they are particularly vulnerable when they surf online. They could inadvertently open the ‘door’ to hackers, be groomed online by criminals or even download files, games, etc., without knowing that it will cost you thousands of rands.

Keeping control about what children do online and who they converse with can be tough to do, particularly when you don’t want to be seen to be invading their privacy. But these days cyber security is paramount, particularly as cyber-attacks can happen at any time, anywhere and no one is immune.

If you are one of those parents with a number of brewing questions, the good news is that global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab, has embarked on a local campaign, offering the opportunity for any concerned parent/guardian, who has a questions related to kids’ safety online, from a technology perspective, to get access to the Kaspersky Lab experts – all of whom form part of the Kaspersky Lab Safe Kids’ team, for their feedback and advice*.

The offer is open until the 31 August, 2017 and you can send your questions by emailing safekids@kaspersky.com. A dedicated Kaspersky Lab expert will provide as much support and advice as possible when it comes to your questions and concerns.

Moneybags has also collated five tips from Kaspersky and other sources on how to keep your child safe online.

For more advice on how to protect your children online, click here.



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