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
Guide to Social Networking
Video: Think Before You Share (Top 10)
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)
-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
-Do not disclose a username and password in an interview
HW: Internet Contract
Part II: Scams
1-What are some different ways that you can be digitally scammed?
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?
The Internet: Cybersecurity & Crime
-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
Kahoot: Digital Security
Part III: Passwords
1-How frequently do you change your passwords?
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
(just for fun)
Part IV: Digital Footprint/Misc.
1-Did you know websites/companies collect your personal information (cookies)?
2-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