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Allstate Cyber Safety News

Allstate Cyber Safety Knows No Boundaries

We are globally committed to a comprehensive training program to help teachers and parents educate children on how to stay safe online.

Current State Globally

With cybercrimes continuing to be a growing concern worldwide, Allstate puts forth our best effort to combat cyber threats and keep our customers' information secure.

In addition to protecting our customers, we have an interest in protecting our communities. When it comes to cybercrime, one of the most vulnerable groups are our children.

Getting Involved

Recognizing children are exposed to the dangers of the internet, we decided to GET INVOLVED! A group of passionate members of Allstate Northern Ireland's cybersecurity team were determined to make a difference by answering the call to action — 'How do we protect children from dangers on the internet?' They devotedly came up with an answer by developing a comprehensive and interactive training program 'Allstate Cyber Safety for Kids' to help teachers and parents educate children on how to stay safe online.

Debuting in March 2018, our cybersecurity experts brought their suite of interactive classroom material to Blackmountain Primary School in Belfast. By the end of 2019, we project the course will have been delivered to over 3,000 students in schools across the world.

We are ecstatic to report based on post-session surveys the program is highly successful. The program was rated a 4.85 out of 5 with 100% of respondents saying that the pupils have learned something valuable about internet safety. All respondents said they are highly likely to recommend Cyber Safety to other schools.

Our goal is to give every child the knowledge and tools they need to navigate their online world safely.

Jeff Wright, SVP, CISO And Dad

My job as the Chief Information Security Officer at Allstate is to lead the security strategy which protects Allstate's information from cybersecurity threats. But, as a concerned citizen and a dad, my priority is to protect my families' welfare.

Online threats ranging from identity loss and fraud to cyberbullying and invasion of privacy are increasing in sophistication and frequency. Our children need to understand at earlier ages how to recognize and protect against these threats as they spend more time online for school and play.

I am thrilled to endorse this program and extremely proud of our concerned cybersecurity team of professionals who developed the sessions and are delivering it to young people.

It's not too early to educate your kids. At Allstate, we believe good starts young. Allstate Cyber Safety for Kids is just one of many programs we support to help young people build the knowledge and confidence to achieve their goals and dreams.

The risks from online predators are real. My advice is to talk early, talk often and learn how your children are using the internet. Be aware of what your kids see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves. Together, with the right knowledge, we can keep our children safe online.

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