Friends Program

If you're ready to help us educate and empower people to take steps to protect them and their families online, you’ve come to the right place.

The STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Friends Program is an opportunity for you to help us spread the word about what we can all do to enhance our safety and security online.

Anyone can be a Friend of the Campaign. The online world is vast, and in order to protect our nation's cyberspace, we need your help to reach as many people as possible—and provide them with information and tools to help raise awareness about cybersecurity and simple, easy-to-understand steps for improving their personal safety and security online.

All Friends must have one thing in common: A Commitment To Educating The Public About The Importance of Online Safety.

Beyond that, we want to bring together many Campaign Friends representing all walks of life. The nature of our cybersecurity challenges demands broad engagement from a diverse group of individuals and organizations, including (but not limited to):

  • Students (High School and College)
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Community Leaders
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Youth Mentors
  • Small Business Owners
  • Professionals with Cyber-Related Experience
  • Schools
  • National and Local Businesses
  • Non-Profit/Community-Based Organizations/Associations
  • The Media

Here are a few examples of the types of outreach and activities we are looking to our Friends for help:
  • Distributing STOP. THINK. CONNECT. materials
  • Leading or hosting a cyber awareness activity
  • Discussing with your friends and family the importance of cybersecurity
  • Informing your community about  cybersecurity awareness
  • Blogging about cybersecurity issues and promoting the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. resources available.
  • Getting schools and community organizations involved and informed on the issue and taking action on creating solutions