SUMMIT, NJ - Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child has become a partner of 'STOP. THINK. CONNECT.', a global cybersecurity education and awareness campaign. The initiative Launched in October of 2010 with messaging created by a coalition of private companies, nonprofits and government and leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement of the campaign. In September 2016, the campaign expanded to include Lock Down Your Login, a STOP. THINK. CONNECT. initiative led by NCSA and the White House to empower Americans to secure their online accounts. 

“Learning how to be safe online is a necessary skill for our students, faculty, staff and families,” said Alex Podchaski, Chief Technology Officer at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child. “It is a responsibility that we all share to ensure our children and families are safe and secure online. We need to make sure everyone knows what to do, where to go for help and what resources are available to learn how to do things right.”

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The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign encourages everyone to take security precautions, understand the consequences of their online actions, and enjoy the benefits of the internet with more peace of mind.

“Every person and organization has a role to play in promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted internet,” said Michael Kaiser, NCSA’s executive director. “We are grateful to our hundreds of STOP. THINK. CONNECT. partners for their commitment to educating the public and helping build a culture of cybersecurity, online safety and privacy awareness at home, at work and in their communities.”

Oak Knoll plans to use STOP. THINK. CONNECT resources throughout the year to supplement its current digital citizenship curriculum.