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Online Cybersecurity Courses Offered to Parents, Educators

Limiting children’s risk of becoming cybercrime victims

Ryan Cloutier, principal security architect at Sourcewell Technology
Having cybersecurity skills is critical to the future of our children and ourselves.
Ryan Cloutier, principal security architect at Sourcewell Technology

Children are 51 percent more likely to become a victim of cybercrime than adults, according to a study at Carnegie Mellon University.

How can adults protect the youngest generation when it comes to daily interaction with technology?

Sourcewell Technology is offering online courses addressing cybersecurity – one geared specifically for educators and another for parents or concerned adults. Each of these courses is self-paced and provides basic information needed to limit risk of becoming a victim of identity theft or cybercrimes whether in the classroom or living room.

Ryan Cloutier, principal security architect at Sourcewell Technology, says cybersecurity is a lot like crossing the street: before moving forward, you need to stop and look for potential hazards; and, only when you know it’s clear, should you proceed.

“As we continue to adopt technologies into our schools, workplaces, and homes, being aware of the risks posed by technology and being educated on the skills needed to use it securely are becoming more important every day,” Cloutier says. “Having cybersecurity skills is critical to the future of our children and ourselves.”

This, and other Sourcewell Technology online courses, can be found at sourcewell.talentlms.com

For more information, contact info@sourcewelltech.org.

About Sourcewell Technology

Sourcewell Technology – a specialized division of Sourcewell – is a trusted advisor to education leaders, ensuring schools receive lasting value from their technology investments through organizational efficiency and improved student achievement. As a purpose-driven, self-sustaining government entity, we focus as much on the people we serve as the technology solutions we provide.