According to Stats Canada, police-reported cyber crime in NL has increased by 87% between the years 2016 to 2018. In St. John’s, specifically, police-reported cyber crime increased by 32% during that time period.
With that being said…
- When was the last time you looked into your security measures and online presence?
- Are you confident that your children’s online presence is secure?
- Does your child have a different kind of phone than yours (Apple versus Android) and you want to ensure your children are as safe as possible, while they’re online?
- Have you recently switched from an Apple to Android (or vice versa) and are unfamiliar with your phone’s security settings?
Violence Prevention Avalon East has created a toolkit to help you gain confidence in your privacy and security settings. Our toolkit will go through safety features, step-by-step instructions, and best practices when it comes to:
- Apple Products (iPhones, iPads)
- Android Phones and Tablets
- General Smartphone Best Practices
For those readers who are in the St. John’s, NL area, have you heard of the program, techKNOWtutors, through the Community Sector Council NL on Anderson Avenue?
The techKNOWtutors program seeks to increase community members’ use of technology in daily activities. They offer fun, affordable, and easy-to-follow digital literacy training in St. John’s, and seek innovative ways to engage with the Internet and technological hardware.
Whether you are looking to master the live stream Zoom app that everybody is talking about, want to know the ins and outs of your new tablet, or would like to avail of an amazing list of resources on their site, check them out!
For more information about online safety, check out our online safety resources.
Are you an educator, or looking for a way to talk about bullying and online safety with your children? Check out our K-12 toolkits!