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How do you protect yourself and educate your students on privacy concerns and the lurking dangers of living and learning online? Considered by many the most pervasive danger in modern times is loss of privacy and fraud online and off.
Every day the media is full of news about individuals who are victims of identity theft, credit card theft, and a variety of financial scams. If you and your students don’t know of someone who has endured an invasion of privacy or online fraud, you will soon enough. The best defense is knowledge.
Among other issues, the session will address the following questions and issues:
• How do I avoid being the subject of identity theft?
• What can I do to protect myself from credit card fraud?
• What should I do if I suspect fraud?
• Are there online activities that endanger your privacy and your credit?
• Are there best practices that will help protect your privacy and your credit?
• How do I recognize SPAM and avoid contributing to the problem?
A related issue is the discernment necessary to understand what is real and what is fake online. Judging the authenticity and verifiability of messages and websites will be addressed.
The session will focus on potentially dangerous online and privacy related behaviors that can endanger the instructor's or student's privacy and finances. We will also address steps to take if the individual feels their online privacy or finances have been hacked or endangered. Further, we'll discuss the unconscious ways in which we all contribute to spamming.