The U.S. Senate first designated June as National Internet Safety Month in 2005, primarily to raise awareness of internet dangers and highlight the need for education about online safety, especially among young people. In the years since then, with the rise of smartphones, social media and other new technologies, the amount of time people spend online has grown enormously—as have the risks.

Yet, as data from numerous studies show, the nation needs more education and training about the risks we face online and how to stay safe when using connected devices.

Click here to continue reading this article by Trent Frazier, Deputy Assistant Director, CISA Stakeholder Engagement Division.