ATLANTA, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Savvy Cyber Kids announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign’s National Network, forming a partnership that will promote cybersecurity awareness to children nationwide.
The Campaign will help provide Savvy Cyber Kids with tools and resources to help raise awareness about online dangers and the importance of cybersecurity among young children before they become active online citizens. This partnership builds on the two organizations’ efforts to highlight curriculum resources available to communities, as well as to promote cyber awareness and educate America’s youth about safer online practices.
“Increasing cybersecurity awareness is a crucial component of protecting against the threats we all face online in the 21st Century,” said Mark Weatherford, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “With the help of Savvy Cyber Kids, the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign will foster greater awareness about these threats through the promotion of new tools and initiatives that will help Americans across the country understand how they can better protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”
“Savvy Cyber Kids is excited to be partnering with the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect. National Network,” said Savvy Cyber Kids Founder and President Ben Halpert. “We look forward to working with other National Network organizations to bring cyber security and awareness education to preschool and pre-K aged children.”
Savvy Cyber Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was created to teach kids safety before they go online. Savvy Cyber Kids focuses on ingraining security awareness and ethics into the minds of preschool aged children through its award-winning curriculum.
Stop.Think.Connect. is a national public awareness effort among government, industry, and non-profits designed to guide the nation to a higher level of Internet security by educating and empowering the American public to be more vigilant about practicing safer online habits. The Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) lead the Campaign. The Campaign’s National Network is an alliance of non-profit organizations that advocate and promote cybersecurity awareness within their organizations and to their stakeholders.
For additional information on Savvy Cyber Kids please visit www.savvycyberkids.org. For additional information on the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign, please visit www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect. For additional information about the National Cyber Security Alliance, visit www.staysafeonline.org. CONTACT: Ben Halpert, +1-404-955-7233, firstname.lastname@example.org.