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In this lesson, you will learn about Internet security, common Internet threats. You will also learn about privacy on social networking sites.

In this lesson, you will learn about Internet security, common Internet threats. You will also learn about privacy on social networking sites.

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  • 1. Internet Safety
    Violet Kuloaugust 10, 2011
  • 2. Lesson Objectives
    Learn about Internet safety.
    Learn common Internet safety terms.
    Explore social networking and privacy.
  • 3. Introduction
    Have you ever searched online to see what information can be found on you?
    Have you ever received enticing emails or advertisements with special discount offers?
    Have you customized your privacy settings for your social networking accounts?
  • 4. Introduction
    Internet safety refers to protecting your computer and yourself from threats such as viruses, identity theft, privacy violations, cyber harassment/cyber stalking.
    The Internet’s widespread reach, constantly changing technologies, and emerging social media have made users more vulnerable.
  • 5. Internet Threats
    Malware-malicious software or code
    Spam-unsolicited email or junk mail
    Virus-self-replicating software program
    Spyware-collects user’s information without their knowledge
  • 6. Internet Threats
    Phishing-mail or instant message scams
    Clickjacking- tricks users into clicking on a malicious link
    Trojan horse-tricks users into allowing the program access to their computer
    Browser hijacking-home page is replaced by malware or spyware
  • 7. Internet Threats
    Pharming-redirects traffic from a legitimate to an illegitimate Website
    Hoax-email chain letter that warns of impending viruses
    Mouse trapping-keeps visitors from leaving a site
  • 8. Social Media
    How many of you have an account on a social networking site?
    Which social networking sites do you use?
    How can we use these social network sites as instructional tools?
  • 9. Social Networking
    Social networking Websites are being used regularly by millions of people.
    Share, connect, and communicate with others.
    Collaborative construction of knowledge.
    Continuous conversation.
  • 10. Social Networking Websites
  • 11. Facebook
    Allows users to connect and communicate with friends, upload pictures and videos, play games.
    Users can create groups for people with a common interest.
  • 12. Twitter
    An online service that enables you to broadcast short messages to your friends or "followers.”
    Lets you specify which Twitter users you want to follow, so you can read their messages in one place.
  • 13. You Tube
    A video sharing site that lets users store short videos for private or public viewing.
    Many institutions have You Tube channels for streaming information.
  • 14. Blogging
    Easily created and updateable Website that allows author(s) to publish instantly on the Internet.
    Engages readers with ideas and questions.
    Comprises of reflections and conversations.
  • 15. Internet Threats
    Troll-person who posts comments just to annoy people and cause a distraction
    Flame war-heated argument in a social media site
    Flamebait-comment posted by someone trying to provoke an angry response
    Sockpuppet-fake identity used to deceive others
  • 16. Internet Safety Tips
    Avatar-use an avatar to protect your privacy
    Screen name-use a pseudonym on sites you commonly communicate with strangers
    Posts-may not always be able to change or delete posts
    Chats-can easily be saved and shared with others
    Meme-often cute and funny thing that has gone viral
  • 17. Internet Safety Tips
    Create strong passwords.
    Represent yourself safely.
    Review your privacy settings.
  • 18. Task
    Add your thoughts and ideas to the blog on how we can best safeguard our students from Internet threats.
  • 19. References
    Internet Safety. http://www.gcflearnfree.org/internetsafety
    Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, Wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
    Social Networking. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Networking
    Twitter versus Facebook: Should you Choose One? http://www.twitip.com/twitter-versus-facebook/
    You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmykFKjNpdY&feature=player_embedded