Cyber Safety, Cyber Ethics and Cyber Security Presented by Dr. Julia VanderMolen
Today’s World• Full of … – wonder – fun – scary places – scary people• Need to stay safe even when having fun
C3• Cyber Safety• Cyber Ethics• Cyber Security• Created by the National Cyber Security Alliance in Washington, DC
Cyber Safety• Responsible rules and behaviors designed to keep individuals safe whenever connected to the Internet• Ask student what are some examples of “safety rules” that parents ask them to follow while using the Internet
Cyber Safety Terms• Privacy• Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)• Cyber Safety Contract• C3 Strategy – The three key components all Internet users should understand and promise to use whenever they go online so keep themselves, others, and their computer safe! • Cyber Security • Cyber Safety • Cyber Ethics
Cyber Ethics• Informal code of positive conduct used whenever someone is using the Internet• “Doing the right thing even when no one is looking or watching”• Ask students of wise and poor Internet use choices and discuss• What are some good strategies for being a good digital citizen who behaves ethically online.
Cyber Security• The protection of information and computer systems and networks while connected to the Internet• Common strategies that people use to protect their computer and personal information – Antivirus – Firewalls – Malware protection – Never give out personal information – Always use a secure site when doing any transactions• List some security tips that people should know
“WWW Decision Tool”• Decision checklist to help reinforce strategies to behave responsibly and remain safe and secure during all Internet activities – W – Who is asking for this personal information? – W – What information is being requested? – W – Why do they need this personal information?
Terms that to know• Cyber Ethics• Cyber Security• Cyber Safety
National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)• A Washington DC based national non-profit organization that collaborates with the federal government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, to create a culture of cyber security and safety awareness by providing the knowledge and tools necessary to prevent cyber crime and attacks to ensure that everyone remains safe while online. www.staysafeonline.org
Let’s do this ourselves• Break into groups• Each group will have a scenario to read and evaluate• Write down your findings• Report back to the group• Open ended discussion
Additional Sources• NCSA (www.usatodayeducate.com/wordpress/i ndex.php/technology-syber-security – Cyber security – NCSA has teamed up with USA Today Education Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security to develop four lesson plans using recent news stories about cyber security issues. These lesson plans are targeted to 8th through 12th grade
Additional Resources• CyberSmart! (www.cybersmart.org) – Safety and Security Online – Manners, Bullying and Ethics – The free CyberSmart! Student Curriculum empowers students to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively. The free CyberSmart! Educator Toolbar puts 21st century skills into practice every day, with just-in-time 24/7 access to annotated essential resources to support student learning.
Additional Resources• Department of Justice (www.cybercrime.gov/rules/lessonplan 1.htm) – The Department of Justice has developed a kids page focused on lesson plans for elementary and middle school children
Additional resources• IKEEPSAFE (www.ikeepsafe.org) – Internet Keep Safe Coalition – Faux Paw the Techno Cat – Internet Safety basics – How to handle cyber-bullying – Balancing real life with screen time – The risks and dangers of downloading – The Faux Paw® curriculum is based on research from Harvard’s Center on Media and Child Health and created in partnership with the iKeepSafe Global Research Team, Penn State University Department of Education, and the University of Maryland. – Most iKeepSafe resources are available for free download
Additional Resources• i-Safe (www.isafe.org) – Personal safety – Predator Identification – Intellectual Property – Cyber Citizenship – Cyber Bullying – i-Safe offers internet safety curriculum for grades K-8 and webcasts for grades 9. Lessons are broken down by grades (K-8) and each grade’s lesson focuses on a different topic.
Additional resources• James Madison University (www.jmu.edu/iiia/cybercitz) – A guide to responsible technology use – Safety – Security – Ethics
Additional resources• NetSmartz Workship (www.netsmartz.org) – Internet Safety – Cyber Bullying – NetSmartz offers free, multimedia Internet safety presentations for use with children of all ages and adults. Resources include a Back to School kit, videos, worksheets and activity cards on online safety, texting, and cyberbullying. The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).
Additional Resources• Play It CyberSafe (www.playitcybersafe.com) – Cyber ethics – Cyber crime – The Business Software Alliance has developed a web site that teaches how to prevent cyber crime through knowledge of the law, their rights, and how to avoid misuse of the Internet.
Additional Resources• WebWise Kids (www.webwisekids.org) – Online safety – Cyber security – Spyware – Bullying – Ethics – Social Networking – E-mail – Cell phone dangers – Emerging technology – Chat rooms and instant messaging safety – Personal website Danger Zones – Web Wise Kids is a unique organization that offers fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases. Each program has been designed specifically for use with young people in classrooms and computer labs (special version of the programs are also available for home use)