What has the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) had on students around the world?
Students around the world have suddenly been forced out of their classrooms and schools as different countries around the world react to the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic. Schools around the world have been forced to come up with strategies to help prevent the spread of the virus, and this has meant many students aren’t allowed to attend their regular school.
The sudden onset of the coronavirus has led schools and colleges to come up with working from home and learning from home solutions for millions of students around the world in a truly short amount of time.
While many schools have transitioned from in-school learning to online learning, it has opened students and parents up to a range of different online issues such as online predators and scams. School computers and networks are engineered with security in place to prevent kids from accessing programs and information that may be sensitive and to also prevent people from interacting with children that shouldn’t be.
When kids start working on home computers and laptops, these security systems aren’t automatically set in place.
Many young children are typically only allowed on the internet to use certain programs and applications under the supervision of their parents, which have certain built-in features to help protect them from being exploited.
With this huge rise of students suddenly working from home and using computers and programs from home, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all need to be extremely vigilant about the people that they are interacting with and the programs that they are using every day from home.
With the increase of children using home computers and laptops to complete their online schooling, cybersecurity experts and companies are asking parents to be extremely vigilant with the content and people that their kids are interacting with.