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  1. 1. School Presentation Marian Merritt, Norton Internet Safety Advocate
  2. 2. Everything can be more secure and more private <ul><li>Facebook – you can limit account access, require more secure pages, limit who can see your page, your posts and photos. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit your account security and privacy settings to learn more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t share your user name and password with others </li></ul><ul><li>Logout from computers when you are done </li></ul><ul><li>Protect mobile devices with passwords </li></ul><ul><li>Protect laptops and mobile devices with anti-theft software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Track their location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wipe the data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help police with photos and location info </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Passwords <ul><li>Unique, complex, try a code that can be customized </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I Went to Spain in 2010” > Iw2Si10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Amazon, add an “a” and an “n”> aiw2Si10n </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For ESPN, add an “e” and an “n”>eiw2Si10n </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not a dictionary word or name </li></ul><ul><li>Not a phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing a good friend might guess (like an address, pet’s name, birthday, nickname) </li></ul><ul><li>Most important passwords are for email and social network </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER SHARE A PASSWORD! Not with a spouse, partner, roommate, BFF, or from one website to another. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Online Reputation and Privacy
  5. 5. Other Private information <ul><li>Social network posts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More common, posting information about ourselves we later regret </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Bored at work” – girl posted on Facebook while at a UK job and was later fired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting photos of underage drinking – lost college scholarships; school teacher lost job; </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Reputation and Privacy Risks <ul><li>“ Digital Reputation” - </li></ul><ul><li>everything you put on the internet is permanent </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to maintain control </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recognizing and Stopping Spam
  8. 8. What is Spam? <ul><li>Unwanted emails </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 80% of the world’s email is spam </li></ul><ul><li>Some is dangerous: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>links to websites with malware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>attachments that have viruses in them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phishing emails – offers that are dangerous or fake </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Spam examples
  10. 10. Avoiding Spam and Staying Safe <ul><li>Never click unknown links or reply to these emails </li></ul><ul><li>Check sender’s email or web address. Look at the part that is “.com” or “.gov”. Whatever is just to the left is the website. </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. = a norton website </li></ul><ul><ul><li> is not. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Never respond to “urgent” or “emergency” emails </li></ul><ul><li>Never give out your private information like passwords, account number, social security numbers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Just because it looks legit, or has the right logos doesn’t mean it is </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t click links, go to the website and login as normal to see if your account needs attention </li></ul>
  11. 11. Avoiding Viruses and Malware
  12. 12. Only 1 in 10 people feel “very safe” online ⅔ OF ADULTS GLOBALLY HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF CYBERCRIME
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  14. 14. How Do Computers Get Infected <ul><li>Dangerous downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on ads, links </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting infected websites </li></ul><ul><li>Buying into “security” alerts </li></ul><ul><li>& scare tactics by </li></ul><ul><li>unknown companies </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-to-peer file sharing </li></ul><ul><li>networks </li></ul><ul><li>Through “holes” left by web browser vulnerabilities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Spotting Virus or Malware Infection <ul><li>Your computer might run more slowly or have trouble starting </li></ul><ul><li>Some programs might not start, especially your security software </li></ul><ul><li>You might see flickering hard drive light when you aren’t using computer </li></ul><ul><li>When you look at your computer’s list of programs you might spot odd listings </li></ul><ul><li>OFTEN YOU CAN’T EVEN TELL!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Best bet: run security software at all times, regularly scan the computer and let your parents know if something weird happens when you are online. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Cyberbullying is serious and mean <ul><li>Electronic harassment, </li></ul><ul><li>teasing, cruelty, usually </li></ul><ul><li>repetitive </li></ul><ul><li>Email, digital phones, cell </li></ul><ul><li>phones, instant messaging, </li></ul><ul><li>and texting </li></ul><ul><li>Only 10% of kids report </li></ul><ul><li>Many who report to school staff say it made matters worse </li></ul>Tyler Clementi Megan Meier Phoebe Prince
  18. 18. Tips for Dealing with Cyberbullying <ul><li>Most kids don’t cyberbully! </li></ul><ul><li>Work together as a community </li></ul><ul><li>If you see cyberbullying, don’t be a silent bystander. Do something! </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your classmates if they are being teased online, be a friend! </li></ul><ul><li>Involve your parents, teachers and other adults. </li></ul><ul><li>If there’s too much “drama”, turn it off. Get off the computer, mobile phone and find something else to do. </li></ul>Talk about it before it happens Don’t reply, Keep copies Set rules and consequences Don’t let bystander off the hook
  19. 19. Review and Wrapping up <ul><li>Passwords – why they matter, how to create good ones </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy and reputation – what can happen when you aren’t careful </li></ul><ul><li>Spam – recognizing it, avoiding it </li></ul><ul><li>Viruses – keep the computer clean </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullying – make your school “drama free” </li></ul>