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Defend against cybersecurity threats to your school.

All educational institutions are at risk of falling victim to a cyberattack, and in recent years, K-12 schools have been an increasingly frequent target. These attacks can impact a school’s ability to carry out its educational obligations, protect sensitive student and staff data, and provide a safe and secure learning environment for our nation’s youth. 

Our Nation’s students are also spending more time online than ever before, using technology to complete homework, communicate with peers, and engage with teachers and school staff. Our growing dependence on technology systems - coupled with emerging, evolving, and increasingly deceptive cyber threats – demands enhanced awareness and vigilance when it comes to our online world. It is important for schools, parents, and students to stay safe online by taking proactive steps to defend against risks and strengthen cyber safety and security both at home and within schools.

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The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about cybersecurity.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying
Protecting Kids Online

Other Federal Agency

This webpage offers information and resources on how to talk to children about being online, and how to help them make good decisions and stay safe.
Guidance
Cybersecurity
Cyber Safety Series: Phishing

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, August 2020

In this video, we’re covering Phishing, which is the process of scammers tricking you into giving them your personal information.

Report
Cybersecurity
Partnering to Safeguard K-12 Organizations from Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, January 2023

This report provides recommendations and resources to help K-12 schools and school districts address systemic cybersecurity risk. It also provides insight into the current threat landscape specific to the K-12 community and offers simple steps school leaders can take to strengthen their cybersecurity efforts.

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