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Cybersecurity is protecting yourself from someone stealing your digital information or from someone pretending to act as you online. As a volunteer, you can help students better understand cybersecurity and how to be more aware of security in their online activities.


  • Ages 11-14 (Middle grade students)

What’s the goal of this kit?

  • Students will learn about cybersecurity and its impact on their everyday online activities as well as computer security in general.
  • Share tips with students in the areas of
    • Password Protection,
    • Personal Information, and
    • Stop. Think. Connect.
  • The purpose of the activity is to emphasize to the class that sharing your personal passwords with friends or people you know is very dangerous

Why is this topic important?

  • Understanding how to protect your online presence and being vigilant is important to all students.
  • The average person has 90 passwords- It’s important to make sure all the accounts are safe. On average, 30,000 websites are hacked per day, making it imperative to be aware of how to minimize risks and protecting your information.

What do I need to know about this activity?

  • If you use the internet and are aware of the need to protect your information and identity, you are ready! Experience running a workshop would be helpful.
  • IBMers can apply volunteering hours to their THINK40 total.

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Languages available:
  • Czech
  • English
  • German

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