In one word, how would you describe online safety and privacy?
Make sure your passwords are secure and hard to guess. Be aware of what information you are sharing online. Know how to spot and report scams and phishing attempts.
Internet Safety & Privacy
Encryption: A process of encoding data or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it. Cookies: Small pieces of data stored by a website on a user’s computer to identify them each time they visit the site. Phishing: A form of fraud in which attackers impersonate trustworthy entities, such as a bank, to extract sensitive data through emails or messages.
Data from your online activities can be stored for up to 5 years after you delete your accounts. Most websites track your IP address and online activities through cookies. Your internet service provider can monitor and sell your browsing history.
Did you know?
What are the most common cyber security threats that 10th graders should be aware of?
What steps can students take to ensure their online privacy?
How can you be sure that the apps and websites you are using are secure?
What can you do to protect your online identity?
What is a strong password?
- Your favorite color
- Your pet's name
- A combination of letters, numbers, and symbols
Why is it important to keep your personal information private online?
- To get more likes on social media
- To protect yourself from identity theft
- To make new friends online
What is phishing?
- The process of creating a website
- A fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information
- An online game
What should you do if you receive an email asking for your password or personal information?
- Forward it to all your friends
- Reply with the requested information
- Delete it and do not respond
Why should you be cautious about sharing photos and videos online?
- They might take up too much storage space on your device
- It helps increase your social media followers
- They can be shared without your consent and potentially go viral.
Work together in pairs: What are three important steps you can take to protect your online privacy and safety?
Brain break: Draw a monkey juggling strawberries on a unicycle
Question: How can you ensure you are safe and your privacy is protected when using the internet? Clues: • Think of the different ways data is collected online. • Consider what information you choose to share online. • Research the different ways to protect your privacy online. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Create a drawing that demonstrates how to stay safe online. B. In pairs, develop a strategy for maintaining privacy online.