In today’s digital age, it’s more important than ever for teens to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate the online world safely and securely.
“Cybersecurity Life Skills for Teens” is an essential guide to help teens protect their privacy, reputation, security, and most importantly themselves while online. This book covers everything from the basics of cybersecurity and social media savvy to careers in cybersecurity.
Teens Are At Risk
Other concerning statistics include:
31% of teens have personally experienced online harassment or bullying and most think they were targeted because of their physical appearance.
Online girls (39%) and older teens age 15-17 (41%) were more likely than boys or younger teens to have been contacted online by a stranger.
Given these numbers, it is no surprise that many teens have questions about cybersecurity. Especially, given they spend so much time on their devices browsing, shopping, researching, and texting with friends. Finding answers has been tough and many teens don’t know where to turn.
Good news! They have a place now.
Cybersecurity Life Skills for Teens by Mark Lynd provides many of those answers to help teens learn and deal with the many cybersecurity challenges they face in their daily lives such as:
Tips and tricks for smart browsing
Keeping their email accounts secure and avoiding spam
How to have secure and fun online gaming experiences
Staying safe on social media platforms
How to shop online safely
Keeping their devices clean and secure
Safeguarding their digital privacy
Connecting securely to public and private networks
And many more essential cybersecurity life skills
This simple but information-packed book is full of real-world advice from one of the top global cybersecurity thought leaders and speakers, who has advised over 250+ K12s in North America.
About The Author
Mark Lynd is an accomplished executive with over 23 years of experience in technology and cybersecurity. As the Head of Digital Business at Netsync, a global technology value-added reseller, he is part of the executive leadership team. Mark's achievements include being a finalist for Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year - Southwest Region" in 2000, presenting the Doak Walker Award on ESPN's College Football Awards Show, and being ranked the #1 Global Security Thought Leader in 2022 by Thinkers360. Additionally, he was recognized as one of the top global cybersecurity experts and speakers by Onalytica in 2022.
In his role at Netsync, Mark serves as an executive advisor for the company's public and private sector clients worldwide. He has a particular focus on collaborating with the leadership of over 250 K-12 and higher education institutions across the United States regarding their cybersecurity and incident response capabilities.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mark has held various leadership positions, including CEO, CIO, CTO, and CISO, for several global organizations. He has also contributed his expertise to several academic and technology boards, including serving on the board for SMU’s Cox School of Business.
Mark is a sought-after thought leader and speaker, frequently presenting on topics such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, diversity, STEM, and veteran affairs for organizations like Oracle, IBM Watson, Cisco, HP, SailPoint, AT&T, Intel, and other leading organizations.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tulsa and attended The Wharton School. Mark is also a proud military veteran, having served honorably in the US Army's 3rd Ranger Battalion & 82nd Airborne.