"The Internet holds tremendous potential for our nation's youth; however, the misuse of the Internet to prey on them is a serious problem requiring action by legislators, families, communities, and law enforcement. See Parenting in the Age of Screens.
The ICAC/iKeepSafe Incident Response Tool (IRT) for Schools is a free resource to help schools and law enforcement prepare, respond and collaborate for an effective response to a variety of technology related issues involving school students and staff. The IRT, originally developed by iKeepSafe, has been donated to the ICAC Task Force Program.
Find Internet resources which will help you and others get better informed about the current dangers and challenges in your effort to protect children across this country every day.
- Have a different password for each site that requires it. If you only have one common password, then someone could access all of your accounts if they get it.
- Change passwords often (every few months).
Do not leave them out for others to see, and do not share them.
- Avoid common information/words in passwords. In order to be strong, passwords should be unique and not linked to personal information that a hacker could easily identify.
- Strong passwords have a mix of numbers, upper and lowercase letters, and special characters. They should be at least 8 characters long and as random as possible.
- Other password tips: spell a word backwards; substitute numbers or characters for letters (3 for e, ! for l, etc.); randomly capitalize letters; include special characters.
- There are online password generators that will create passwords, as well as test the strength of passwords you’ve created.