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  • 2.02 Online Safety
  • 2.02 Online Safety
  • 2.02 Online Safety
  • 2.02 Online Safety
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    • 1. Online Safety 2.02 Remember the rules of online safety.
    • 2. 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?
    • 3. 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
    • 4. 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
    • 5. 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
    • 6. 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
    • 7. 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.
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