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  • Online Safety 2.02 Remember the rules of online safety.
  • Never disclose personal information
    • Full name
    • Home address
    • Phone number
    • Social security number
    • Passwords
    • Names of family members
    • Credit card numbers
    • Your photograph
    2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Slide Watch the video “Tracking Teresa” at http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm Watch the video Teens PSA: “Promises” at http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/psas.htm . Why?
  • Do you have a My Space account?
    • According to the article published by Scott J. Cech, “ . . ., a significant percentage of colleges and universities sometimes dig into would-be undergraduates’ social networking profiles.”
    • The article describes how some college admissions officers research a potential student’s Internet information to assist in the careful and limited selection of students. “No school wants to give a very prestigious scholarship to some [student] who’s going to show up in the newspaper the next day with pictures of [student] standing on a beer keg.”
    • Employers are also investigating social networking profiles of potential employees.
    2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Slide
    • View the article at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2007/12/19/16applicants.h27.html?tmp=582024897
  • Personal Safety – Warning Signs
    • What does online yelling look like?
      • What should you do if someone is yelling at you online?
    • What is a cyberbully?
      • What should you do if you are bullied online?
    • What should you do if someone sends you explicit materials?
    2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Slide Watch the cyberbullying videos at http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm View the article about the fatal result of bullying at http://stcharlesjournal.stltoday.com/articles/2007/11/26/news/sj2tn20071110-1111stc_pokin_1.ii1.txt
  • Safeguard against financial risk
    • If purchasing something online, make sure that the site is secure.
      • The URL should begin with http s :
      • A lock icon is displayed and is interactive – not just a graphic image.
      • Does the site contain a site seal?
        • Many, but not all sites will contain a seal that is highly visible and difficult to copy which indicates a safe site.
    2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Slide
  • What are computer hazards?
    • Viruses – software that attaches to programs installed on a computer or that are programmed to load when an email is opened.
    • Spam – unwanted emails from advertisers and users that contain malicious and explicit material or try to sell products or services .
    • Spyware – malicious software designed to take partial control of a computer’s operation without the knowledge or consent of the user. Often used to track a user’s browsing and spending habits while online and also to mine for personal information.
    2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Slide
  • Protect against online hazards
    • Beware of any emails or sites that promise you will get rich quick.
      • These emails are usually a way for hackers to mine your computer for personal or financial information.
    • Never open an email from someone you do not know.
    • Never download programs unless you know they are safe and contain no hidden files.
    2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Slide