New SchoolSafety.gov Provides Cyber Guidance for K-12 Schools
The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse just launched its website: SchoolSafety.gov. This website—a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services—features a fact sheet on Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts. The factsheet provides guidance to educators, administrators, parents, and law enforcement officials on various online threats to students, including cyberbullying, ransomware, and online predation.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to read Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts and to visit SchoolSafety.gov to learn more about all the resources available. Refer to CISA’s Tips on Keeping Children Safe Online and Dealing with Cyberbullies for additional best practices.