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Are All Generations Secure Online? Samantha Krawczyk EDTC 5103 Spring 2012.

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1 Are All Generations Secure Online? Samantha Krawczyk EDTC 5103 Spring 2012

2 Hypothesis:  Older generations take more precautions to keep their information online safe, than the younger generations.

3 The Survey  For this survey I used Google Docs  The survey contained 8 questions  Demographic Questions  Behavioral Questions  Likert Questions EDTC 5103: Are All Generations Secure Online?

4 The Data  Using MS Excel, the data is broke down by age group to better compare the results to each age group.

5 Getting Participants  There was over 40 responses  Notices where posted on Facebook, Twitter and contacts.

6 Demographics  I would have liked to have a more even spread in each age group.

7 The Results

8 Knowledge Questions  In all ages most of the participants keep the same password for multiply accounts.  Only in the mid- age groups had someone have their identity stolen.

9 The Results  Most of the younger generations (0-29 years old) are more willing to give out information online than the older generations (30 and older).  Information: location, thoughts and DOB  The age group 30 to 59 have also been victim to their identity stolen.

10 The Safest Generation?  Out of all the responds for this survey the most careful age group was years old.  They were more likely to read legal agreements, and exclude posting their personal information online.

11 Conclusion  The responds was too small for a definite conclusion. There needs to be a good selections from each age group.  Out of the ones surveyed, each age group has some that don’t practice good online safety.  Overall the older generations show to be more careful with their information.

12 One Last Thing…  To be safer online check out some of these great recourses.    know-if-an-online-transaction-is-secure know-if-an-online-transaction-is-secure   Remember:  Don’t keep any passwords on your computer  Change your passwords for ever account every 90 to 180 days  READ before you Agree!  Change your security settings on your social media accounts.


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