Online safety tips for military families

Facebook, USAA, Blue Star Families release new online safety guide for military families

Social media has quickly become a part of our daily lives. From checking in with friends to checking into locations when we travel, it’s everywhere. And social media is especially important for military families – it allows them to stay in touch with friends and family that may be thousands of miles away.

Social media safety

Social media safety: Keeping yourself and loved ones safe online

Social media becomes more and more mainstream and common in our lives with each passing day. With the ease of utilizing mobile devices, staying connected via social media sites and apps has never been easier. But, staying connected and using these tools has become so mainstream, that it’s necessary to remind ourselves of important precautions to keep our ‘social media footprint’ as safe and secure as possible.

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Flat Stanley App now helping kids stay safe online

The Department of Homeland Security’s Stop. Think. Connect. public awareness campaign is joining the Flat Stanley Project to help kids learn about the importance of cybersecurity. By downloading and using the Flat Stanley App, kids will be able to create their own “Flat Stanley” or “Flat Stella” character and send it on a tour of the Internet to learn about staying safe online and helping spread the word about cybersecurity. Kids can also follow “Flat Amber” as she visits DHS and its components to talk to DHS employees who help protect our Nation’s cyber infrastructure.