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 certain groups -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)
2-What can you do to make sure that you are not a victim of a scam? 3-What advice would you give to adults (especially older adults) in your life that might be susceptible to scams?
Video: 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])
Defense: Data backup Firewalls Software patches Antivirus software (only trust warnings from a legitimate source) User knowledge/education -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
(Optional Activity) 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
Password Tester (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?
What are some health issues related to technology and what can we do about it?
Consider: 1-What are some possible physical issues that could happen because of technology? In other words, problems related to the body that stem from technology use. 2-Can you think of some potential "danger zones" for physical issues?
Consider: addiction, isolation, stress, depression, anxiety/social anxiety, sleep disorders, mental issues associated with cyberbullying, etc. 4-Do we need to be constantly entertained? What's good about being "bored"? Video: We Need to Talk about Kids and Smartphones
6-What are these two images saying? 7-How important is the opinion of other people to you? How important should it be?
1-Choose one of the following images and write several sentences on the meaning of the picture. Today's Takeaway: -It's important to be aware of physical and psychological issues that can happen because of technology Choose an Activity (if time allows): 1- Choose a partner and create a short scene where one person has any digital health and wellness issue and the other person is a friend trying to help them with their issue. Show a positive way to help them and a negative way. Act out for the class in a 2-3 minute skit. 2-Find an article or video that talks about physical, psychological, or emotional health and technology. Write a summary of your article, including the important points (3-5 sentences), in the comment section of this post. Be sure to include the URL of your article or video. Possible topics/search terms include: technology AND addiction, isolation, carpal tunnel, posture, eye strain, lack of exercise, etc. 3-Write a detailed plan to solve a digital health and wellness issue of someone in your life (you do not need to share names). Try to have 4-6 steps of things they can do to solve their problem. Ideas: a plan to help them through addiction or isolation, a map/photos with a change to help with ergonomics, best items to buy to help with carpal tunnel or other ailments, etc. Be specific!
What are some rights and responsibilities you have a digital citizen?
What is plagiarism and how can you avoid it?
What is cyberbullying and what can you do about it?
Consider: 1-What rights (freedoms or privileges) do you have when using digital technology? 2-What responsibilities do you have when using digital technology? 3-What are some ways that you can use technology responsibly? 4-True or False: Everyone is responsible for a positive online experience. Part II: Review: 1-What is plagiarism? 2-What are some consequences of plagiarism? 3-How can you avoid plagiarism? MLA Documentation
Part III: Consider: 1-What is sexting? Can you get in trouble for sexting? In the News:
2-What is cyberbullying?
3-What are some examples of cyberbullying?
4-What are some consequences of cyberbullying? 4-What should you do if you are a victim of cyberbullying?
6-True or False: Most kids do not cyberbully. 7-Do you think cyberbullying is a problem in our school? If it is, what can we do about it?
Activity: Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line Activity: Cyberbullying: Be Upstanding Today's Takeaway: -Everyone has rights and responsibilities to follow when using technology, which will help everyone have a positive experience
Consider: 1-What is copyright? Video/Activity: Rework, Reuse, Remix 2-What does copyright protect? Why is it important? 3-How can we obey copyright in our school work? 4-What are the consequences for breaking copyright (in school, in college, at work, etc)?
4-What are some things to keep in mind when borrowing someone else's computer? Examples: a friend, a parent, or a public computer Consider: closing windows, changing settings, shutting down, privacy, etc. 5-How can we protect people's privacy on social media? How can we avoid spreading gossip or starting rumors?
6-What is "tech shaming"? Why is it inappropriate? 7-How can technology negatively affect your relationships? What would be some good rules to help build relationships? Example: no cell phones at the dinner table
2-What are issues with using the Internet in the workplace? Consider legal, ethical, and productivity issues 3-What kind of skills will be necessary for jobs in the future? 4-How can the Internet be used positively in the classroom? Project: Exploring Online Tools Assignment: Interview a parent or trusted adult and ask them one or both of the following questions, recording their response (at least 2 sentences total) in the comment section of this blog post: 1-How/when do you use technology in your job? For example, how do you use technology in a regular work day? 2-What do you think is the future of technology in the workplace (in your field or others)? Today's Takeaway: -It is important to know how to use technology efficiently and appropriately to get the most out of your time online