What is one way you can stay safe online?
identify and describe personal use of digital devices think critically about how individuals can protect themselves and the digital devices while online. acknowledge the pros and cons of downloads
Be careful of what information you share online, like your address or phone number. Never talk to strangers online. Always ask your parents for permission before downloading any apps or games.
Staying Safe Online
Malware: malicious software, such as viruses or spyware, that can damage your computer and your data. Phishing: a type of online scam where criminals try to get your personal information, such as passwords or credit card numbers, by pretending to be a legitimate business. Cyberbullying: using technology, such as the internet or cell phones, to harass, threaten, or embarrass someone else.
Many internet service providers offer free security software to protect their customers from malicious software. By using two-factor authentication, you can protect yourself from hackers by requiring two separate steps to sign in using your account. Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) while connected to public wi-fi networks can help keep your data and identity secure.
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What should you do if you receive a message or email from someone you don't know?
- Do not open it
- Reply immediately
- Share personal information
- Click on any links
Why is it important to use strong passwords?
- To access restricted websites
- To impress your friends
- To protect your personal information
- To make it easier to remember
Which of these things do you do online?
When your digital device is connected to the Internet you can download films, TV shows, games, apps or ringtones on the go. But is that a good thing to do? What do you download on your device(s)?
Do you have to get permission to download things on your device?
- Only paid apps
- Sometimes if my parents ask
What websites or online stores do you use to download films, TV shows, games, apps or ringtones?
Apps downloaded from a store often use a ratings system, which is a useful guide as to what apps may be suitable for you. iOS apps use the following classifications: • 4+ • 9+ • 12+ • 17+ iOS apps use the following classifications: • Mature/High maturity • Teen/Medium maturity • Pre-teen/ Low maturity • All Do you ever look at the ratings or the reviews for an app before you download them?