#CyberFLASH: Canadian students to learn digital safety strategies

slide_349495_3739937_freeMARKHAM – Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development, today announced the Intel® Security Digital Safety Program, a three-year education initiative designed to teach children to “Think Before You Link” and make safer decisions when using the Internet. The first and only Discovery Education-supported initiative focusing on cybersecurity education, the Intel Security Digital Safety Program will equip educators, students and parents with the tools they need to be confident, safe digital citizens.

“Teaching our kids to be safe and savvy online is one of the most important things we can be doing,” said Michelle Dennedy, chief privacy officer of McAfee. “If we’re successful in these kinds of endeavours, we’ll be contributing not only to kids’ personal well-being but also to their future education and careers – all of which will spur economic development.”

“We are delighted to begin this multi-year partnership with Intel Security, bringing the power of their expertise in cybersecurity to bear in creating first-of-its-kind cyber-safety curricula,” said Bill Goodwyn, President and CEO of Discovery Education. “This engaging, new approach to security education will empower students to be responsible digital citizens, and provide them with the skills needed to recognize possible online threatening situations.”

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