- How can you stay safe online?
- What are some scams you need to avoid?
- What are some guidelines for making good passwords?
- What is in my digital footprint?
Part I: Dangers on the Internet
Activity: Are You Web Aware?
1-What are some possible dangers on the Internet? Is the Internet a dangerous place?
2-When is it OK to share personal information online? What kinds of personal information are NOT OK to share? What kinds of personal information are OK to share?
Video: Friend or Fake
Article: Think Before You Share
Video: Think Before You Share (Top 10)
HW: Internet Contract
Things to Think About with Social Media:
-limit your friends list
-privacy settings/controls (check often)
-"privacy fatigue" (read privacy guidelines, know new features)
-malicious apps, phishing, malware (similar to email)
Article: Six Tips for Choosing Safe Mobile Applications
More Things to Think About:
-future job hunting
-These types of posts will impact future career plans the most:
lifestyle; inappropriate materials (comments, photos, etc.) made
by you OR your friends/relatives; comments criticizing your
past jobs (employees, coworkers, clients, etc); membership in
-Positive online reputation will help
-Never disclose a username and password in an interview
Activity: Safe Online Talk (Red Light, Green Light)
Part II: Scams
1-What are some different ways that you can be digitally scammed?
(poster hanging at Iowa State)
3-What advice would you give to adults (especially older adults) in your life that might be susceptible to scams?
The Internet: Cybersecurity & Crime
Types of scams/hacks:
-malware (connected to flash drives, embedded in files, downloads, email attachments)
-pop-ups (scareware ["Your computer is infected"], malicious advertising/contests)
-spyware (record keystrokes, screenshots, video, audio, browsing)
-ransomware (hold computer hostage until you pay)
-backdoor (hidden access to computer, besides malware)
-public wifi ("listen" to others, rogue router [not the wifi you think you're connecting to], "shoulder surfing," theft [don't leave unattended])
-private wifi (piggybacking [unauthorized use on private wifi--slows speed, could be doing illegal activity or "listening," hackers share locations]; turn off if not in use [vacation])
Activity: Scams and Schemes
Video: Identity theft targets kids
Antivirus software (only trust warnings from a legitimate source)
-Do not click on unknown links! (hover over link)
-Do not give personal/confidential information over the phone!
-Phishing emails may use personalization or play on your emotions
Part III: Passwords
1-How frequently do you change your passwords?
Video: The Password Problem
2-What makes a good password?
Most Used Passwords
Source: Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World
Source: Better Buys
Source: Better Buys
Video: A World Beyond Passwords
Activity: Creating a Good Password
Dice Activity (optional)
(just for fun)
Part IV: Digital Footprint/Misc.
1-Did you know websites and companies legally collect your personal information? What are the positives and negatives?
In the News: Disney Sued Over Gaming Apps
2-Should the government keep information private? What are some issues with leaks of government information (Wikileaks, Edward Snowden)?
3-What is a digital footprint? What is on your digital footprint?
Video: Your Digital Footprint
Activity: Privacy and Your Digital Footprint
-It's important to know how to be safe when using technology