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Most of your Internet use happens at home. You may... · have access to the Internet at home. ·have your own computer. ·use instant messaging. · download and listen to music. ·play online games. ·do homework online.
Information online can be helpful, educational, and a valuable resource. How ever ; if you are not Cyber Safe , you run the risk of: ·being bullied ·being threatened and/or hurt ·loosing your identity ·being put in danger · being accused of something you didn't do
CYBER SAFETY RULES Top 5
Rule #1 Be sure to have your computer in a place where Mom, Dad, or your guardian can see what is on your computer screen.
Kitchen Girl's bedroom Boy's bedroom Parent's bedroom Family Room Computer Room Activity x x x
We need to be critical thinking about “text” in all its forms, including: television, movies, video games, music, magazines, advertising and the Internet What does "think critically" mean? Rule #2 We need to “think critically” about all we see, read, and do on the Internet. ? ? ? ?
We need to think critically about what we put on the Internet...
We need to think critically about the advertisements we see on the Internet. We need to “read between the lines” of advertising. We need to recognize when websites are trying to get personal information.
We need to think critically about what we see on the Internet. Is this picture for real?
Can we tell the difference between… fantasy and reality? · We should not always believe what we read or see on the Internet. · If you are unsure about something you read or see, you need to ask questions.
You should never give or put your personal information on the web. Rule #3
Have you seen a site like this before? Do you really think you will be the BIG winner?
What is the problem with this webpage? Is she being safe?
Instead of putting your name on the Internet, always use a nickname that does not mean anything. Very similar to a password...
Rule #4 Always choose a strong password. The use of a bad password may allow someone to use your account and then they are able to, modify, corrupt or destroy any of your files or pretend they are you!
Be aware of Hackers They want your identity! A good password: · is not a word, or name that can be found in any dictionary · is private (it is used and known by one person only) · is secret and is not left lying around, or on a piece of paper found near the computer. · Combine letters, numbers, and symbols · Make it at least 6 characters long · Does not describe you or anything about you Remember : Even if you use very good passwords you should change your passwords from time to time (at least twice a year).
Password Activity Use a highlighter to show the good passwords and a marker to hide the bad passwords. Circle the BEST password Bigreddog3a password 123 Pizza1Icecream2Hockey3 school dog cat Skunks_smell_funny4
ANSWERS Bigreddog3a password 123 Pizza1Icecream2Hockey3 school dog cat Skunks_smell_funny4
Rule # 5 Always tell a parent or a teacher if you feel that something is not right on the Internet
Using common sense is your best tool. · When in doubt, doubt! ·Double-check your facts ·Trust your instincts · Ask a parent or teacher for advice Be Cyber Safe!