Creating a safe Cayman.
Protecting the things that matter.
CyKids (Cayman Cyber Kids) is a new programme that takes on the hard issues surrounding cybersecurity and the way we keep our families safe. CyKids first priority is creating awareness on these topics such as the healthy use of devices, protecting your personal information and recognition of malicious and predatory behavior. As Cayman’s network continues to improve technology and connect the island, we have to work together as a community to educate and protect ourselves and our children.
CyKids is also building a set of revolutionary new free tools available to anyone in our community that uses cutting-edge new technology in innovative new ways to prevent cyber attacks and protect our kids online.
Our mobile phones don’t appear threatening but when we begin to dig into massive amounts of new research, hundreds of red flags begin to pop up. One by one, CyKids aims to address these individual risks and create real solutions, real resources, and real training to provide us with the safest, healthiest and happiest community possible. Here is an overview of some of our priorities:
Responsible Social Media
Balancing Life with Internet
Many of us look back fondly at the “old days before the internet”. Nowadays we are constantly surrounded by new screens doing new things at a faster pace than ever dreamed; and it’s not all bad. Our kids have access to a seemingly bottomless source of information from all over the world with a single click.
But how much is too much? New studies are looking at the physical impact that “device addiction” is creating in our lives. Kids today are spending upwards of 7.5 hours a day between their phones, tablets, game systems and television. This almost constant exposure has been proven to cause sleep imbalances, negative behavioral patterns, overstimulation of the nervous system and reduced physical activity. Left unchecked these symptoms can develop into real physical and psychological problems over time. CyKids is passionate about providing the right tools for parents to manage a healthy lifestyle in the age of information.