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Media Studies: A look at the history of the Internet; how to use the Internet safely; internet predators, scams and other dangers

Media Studies: A look at the history of the Internet; how to use the Internet safely; internet predators, scams and other dangers



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  • 1. The Internet A brief history
  • 2. Internet • Just what is the Internet? • It is a source of information • Audio • Written communication • Visual • Music • Social networks
  • 3. But the Internet is relatively new… • Watch the brief history here:
  • 4. We have come a long way • From B drive floppy to • I phones, tablets and other portable devices.
  • 5. Users… • While having the world at your fingertips is an extraordinary achievement and a wonderful convenience, you must exercise caution while you are online. • The Internet is an information source, not only for you, but for everyone…and let’s face it, not everyone uses it for noble purposes.
  • 6. Protect yourself! • There are many ways that people like you and I can protect ourselves from the many threats on the Internet. • Before we talk about these, let’s look at some scams and other problems that we may encounter. • Predators…
  • 7. Predation: • There are people out there who prey on innocent victims. This ranges from bullying to cyber crimes, including abduction and sex crimes. • Let us look at the Christina Long story and look for ways that she could have protected herself.
  • 8. Grooming • This is another form of predation where the predator works on convincing the victim to meet them in person. • The predators ALWAYS LIE about their age • They manipulate the person into believing lies about their lives. • They may kidnap, rape or even murder their victims.
  • 9. Think you know? • Cyber bullying is one of the causes of teen suicide because of its easy method of delivery to thousands in a matter of minutes! • But how can a person prevent this from happening to themselves? • Follow the rules!
  • 10. Scam artists • Many of you have received email messages telling you that you have won some money or perhaps you received one that tells you there is an inheritance waiting for you if you will send your personal information to the “lawyer” who sent you the email.
  • 11. Scams… • I Pad • Craig’s List • Email • The list goes on. • You need to learn how to protect yourself from scammers! • Make a list of rules to follow so you avoid these problems!