Free Technology for Teachers: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Stop. Think. Connect. has a large collection of posters, tip sheets and videos that you can use to promote good online safety practices at your school or office. You can find them all in this gallery, which can be sorted by resource type (poster, tip sheet, video, meme).

Stop. Think. Connect. tipark can be previewed online and then downloaded as PDF files to print and distribute to students and adults. Many of the tip sheets are available in Spanish, French and Turkish in addition to English. Similarly, the posters in the collection are available in several languages.

Here are a few of the videos from Stop.Think.Connect. resource gallery.

Free lesson plans

Google for Education’s Applied Digital Skills Lesson Library includes a few lesson plans that comply with Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

  • Avoiding online scams is a lesson plan for middle schools and colleges. This lesson includes a scenario where students need to identify the signs of a scam call and email and then decide how to respond.
  • Creating strong passwords is a good first line of defense in cybersecurity. In Create and Protect Passwords, students learn how hackers try to crack passwords (hint, this is not a random guess), and how to use that knowledge to create stronger passwords for themselves.

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