Last Updated on 23rd September 2022
You may have heard about a recent cyberattack on the popular school platform, Seesaw. While there was misconception over whether this applied only to the United States, we have received reports that schools across the UK have been affected by this attack.
Should I be worried?
No, you should not be worried. Seesaw has sought to reassure its users that the platform “is safer, and the attack has been shut down.” The platform was not compromised and additional safety measures have been put in place to prevent further attacks.
What can I do?
If you are a Seesaw user, we would strongly advise that you:
- Create a new password. Make sure it is strong and secure – remember, ‘longer is stronger’! We recommend three random words that are unique to you that you will remember.
- Check its strength. You can see how strong your password is by using this helpful tool.
- Search for yourself. Make sure sure any other passwords you may use have not been compromised by checking here.
- Talk about online security. Discuss the importance of strong passwords with the children and young people in your care. You can also utilise our resources to help.
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