Presentation on theme: "Digital Awareness--Lesson 1 START. Internet safety isnt about a bunch of rules telling you never do this, or trying to scare you into safe behavior. Internet."— Presentation transcript:
Internet safety isnt about a bunch of rules telling you never do this, or trying to scare you into safe behavior. Internet safety is about avoiding being ripped off, disrespected, bullied, scammed, or stalked while youre just trying to have a good time online. You dont need to be sold on all the really great opportunities the Internet offers, but you do need to understand how to dodge problems.
Most of you are already pretty good at using the online sites youre interested in or have friends that help you. Over 60 percent of you have already taken steps to be safer online. But there is a real difference between the steps youve taken to be safe online and what it really takes to be safe and savvy online. The difference has nothing to do with how skilled you are at using Internet services - because the dangers come from other people, not your skills. CREEPY!
Phishing is a type of scam--the scammers disguise themselves as a trustworthy source in attempt to obtain private information such as passwords, and credit card information, etc. through the internet. Phishing often occurs through emails and instant messaging and may contain links to websites that direct the user to enter their private information. These fake websites are often designed to look identical to their legitimate counterparts to avoid suspicion from the user.
Sometimes called iPredators Defined: A child, adult, group or nation who, directly or indirectly, engages in exploitation, victimization, stalking, theft or disparagement of others using Information and Communications Technology. iPredators can be any age, either gender and not bound by economic status, race or national heritage.
Q : How did the stranger figure out information about Sarah? A: By her screen nameSoccergirl8888 By doing several Internet searches, the stranger found out a lot of information: Searched screen name first (soccergirl888) From there, found MySpace account, along with phone number Copied/pasted phone number to search box & got map to her house! Click to reveal answer
1. Never use a screen name that identifies you as a boy or a girl. 2. Use a different screen name for all social sites. 3. Set your social sites to PRIVATE so only your friends can visit. 4. Never put phone number on the Internet. 5. Never post your email address directly on a site with identifying information.
Lets see what NetSmartz.org has to say about Social Media… Click here to start video Click after video
This has been a Wimberley ISD Presentation on Internet Safety. Sources include: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ http://www.watchwellcast.com/ http://www.netsmart.org/ http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/default.jsp Created by Pam McClintock, WISD Instructional Technologist, 2013