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Cyber Security Awareness

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Cyber Awareness Month Logo: texts include Cyber Awareness Month K-12 CAM 2021. Graphic is in circle shape with deep blue outline and white background, with illustrations of a lock and 4 hands.The past 18+ months have shifted the way we rely on and interact with technology. In all areas of our lives, we have seen an unprecedented increase in the use of technology and the internet for staying connected, for recreation, for online learning, and more. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we learn to protect ourselves online.

K-12 Cyber Awareness Month 2021


October is internationally recognized as cyber security awareness month to help the public learn more about the importance of cyber security. 

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is proud to support and promote K-12 Cyber Awareness Month.


​​This year the campaign is tailored for K-12 needs, with a focus on cyber security, online safety, and online privacy. 

Week 1 Resources and Tips | October 4 – 8


Theme: show your devices and accounts some love

Our devices and accounts are what we use to stay connected, to create and publish content, access online services, and play games. They are the doors to our online presence. 

Learn how to take stock of your user accounts and devices and how to better protect them.
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​​For more Week 1 tips and resources, visit the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO) website​.

Week 2 Resources and Tips | October 11 – 15


Theme: pay attention to your home network and Wi-Fi connections

Nowadays most devices are connected to the internet through our home network, our school or office network, a data plan, or a public Wi-Fi hotspot.

Learn how to ensure appropriate security and safety measures are taken when connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots or deciding not to connect.


​​For more Week 2 tips and resources, visit the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO) website​.

Week 3 Resources and Tips | October 18 – 22


Theme: care for your personal information – it is valuable!

With personal devices, smart devices and the internet becoming a routine part of our lives, as we use them to work, learn, exercise, entertain ourselves and socialize, it is more important than ever to protect our personal information.

Learn how to protect your personal information and avoid phishing attempts and online scams.
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​​For more Week 3 tips and resources, visit the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO) website​.

Week 4 Resources and Tips | October 25 – 29


Theme: be mindful of your online presence and digital footprint

Many people have faced unique challenges during this past year, as many of their in-person activities have been replaced with an increased use of technology. This has resulted in an unprecedented increased online presence and digital footprint for most people, including adults and kids.

Learn how to improve your awareness of the traces of data you leave online and recognising how your individual digital footprints vary can help to improve the protection of your online data.
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​​For more Week 4 tips and resources, visit the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO) website​.

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Looking for more cyber awareness resources? Visit the Government of Canada website for additional resources and information. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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