by AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREVENTION has been recommended as the best security measure to help children have a safe online experience.
This as the world marks International Cyberbullying Day on Thursday.
“One of the fundamental points for keeping students safe in the virtual world is education,” said Pankaj Bhula, the Europe Middle East and Africa Regional Director: Africa of Check Point Software.
The executive said daily tasks prevent parents from being constantly vigilant about their children’s online activities, so it is a need to teach them about basic cyber security measures.
“Developing habits like not sharing sensitive information with anyone, avoiding opening and downloading files from unknown users, and using strong access passwords are just a few examples of the security measures that young people need to learn to stay protected in the virtual world.”
Check Point Software Technologies, a provider of cyber security solutions globally, already pointed out the increase in cyber bullying among young people from as early as 2018.
Countries around the world are waking up to the need for heavier penalties and stiffer regulations against cyber bullying.
However, with the proliferation of the internet and the growth of a digital lifestyle, increased cyber bullying will be seen.
– CAJ News