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Facebook Privacy Basics for Teachers. Womensaidirelandfacebooksafetyguide. The Digital Lives of Teens: Turning "Do As I Say" into "Do As I Do" The old saying "Do as I say, not as I do" could not apply more to adults when dealing with kids and technology. Modeling is so important, and when it comes to digital life, adults set the bar pretty low for their kids. Do As I Say In a Time Magazine article titled "Parents are Digital Hypocrites," Ruth Davis Konigsberg writes: "As recent research shows, nothing determines a child’s media use more than the media use of his or her parents.

" And parents are struggling to balance the demands of work with being present and available -- device-free -- at home. Konigsberg quotes Northwestern University researcher Vicky Rideout: "It's the parents who determine the environment and set an example. The irony is that, while parents have a difficult time unplugging in front of their kids, these same parents are at a loss as to how to guide their children in living a healthy digital life, given the breakneck speed with which kids migrate to new digital spaces. Do As I Do Pull the plug. Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Discover what your digital footprint says about you. Does your digital footprint convey the message you want? If you don't know you should spend time figuring this out.

In the 21st century our digital footprint conveys an important image and people should know what that is. Below are ideas that will enable you to explore and consider if your digital footprint conveys the message you want to share with the world. It will also give you ideas for activities you can do with your students so they can do the same. General Internet Footprint Here are some basics to get you started in discovering what your general footprint is on the internet. Google yourself. 3 Ways Savvy Teens Can Showcase Themselves Using Social Media | Common Sense Education. In a world filled with digital communication, how do we teach our digital citizens to use social media wisely?

Parents are frequently nervous to talk to kids about online safety, relying on the schools to cover it. Teachers, therefore, are often the default catalysts for change as we educate teens on how to use social media: Educate them to become savvy social-media users. Educate them to develop into savvy consumers. Educate them to make positive choices. But have you ever thought about teaching students to flip social media on its head? What could your students do to use social media as a driving force for good? Finding a starting point for using social media as a driving force for good is simple: It’s important that, as educators, we keep positive social-media habits a constant topic of discussion in the classroom.

Some ways students can intentionally showcase themselves using social media include: 1. Teens can use LinkedIn as a college resume, which they build throughout high school. 11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints. 11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. Among students, the percentage is probably higher. We’ll talk about ways you can help students understand and manage their digital footprints before they get themselves in trouble. The Definition Of A Digital Footprint Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online.

Luckily for us all, most of the major sources of personal information can be tweaked so we share only certain things with the general public. If you want to show students their digital footprint (or take a peek at your own) the personal info search engine is a great resource. What To Tell Your Students About Monitoring Their Digital Footprints: 11 Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Pharming - Online Fraud | Cybercrime Pharming | Norton. Antivirus software can help protect you against pharming, especially when you enter an unsecured site without realising. What is pharming?

Pharming (pronounced ‘farming’) is a form of online fraud very similar to phishing as pharmers rely upon the same bogus websites and theft of confidential information. However, where phishing must entice a user to the website through ‘bait’ in the form of a phony email or link, pharming re-directs victims to the bogus site even if the victim has typed the correct web address. This is often applied to the websites of banks or e-commerce sites. How pharming works While there are several ways to pharm, the primary method stems from an older attack called DNS cache poisoning in which an attack is made against the Internet naming system that allows users to enter meaningful names for websites (such as rather than a series of numbers (such as 192. 168. 1. 1.).

Major instances of pharming How to protect against pharming. Understanding Web Site Certificates. What are web site certificates? If an organization wants to have a secure web site that uses encryption, it needs to obtain a site, or host, certificate. There are two elements that indicate that a site uses encryption (see Protecting Your Privacy for more information): a closed padlock, which, depending on your browser, may be located in the status bar at the bottom of your browser window or at the top of the browser window between the address and search fieldsa URL that begins with "https:" rather than "http:" By making sure a web site encrypts your information and has a valid certificate, you can help protect yourself against attackers who create malicious sites to gather your information.

If a web site has a valid certificate, it means that a certificate authority has taken steps to verify that the web address actually belongs to that organization. If the browser senses a problem, it may present you with a dialog box that claims that there is an error with the site certificate. How Can I Tell If A Website is Secure? Look for These 5 Signs. – The SiteLock Blog. We’ve all seen the “trusted” site badge at the bottom of websites. But what does that badge mean? A truly secure website is one that is malware and virus free, and encrypts all data going through it to protect your personal, financial and medical information from being compromised.

Unfortunately not all websites are secure, and that “Secure and Verified” badge might not be legitimate, or it may have been copied from somewhere else. Fortunately, there are several ways you can check to see if a website is safe to use: If you’re on a web page that requires entry of your personal or private information, check to see if the URL in the address bar of your internet browser starts with “ The letter S is very important, since it signifies that the website is using Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), a communications protocol for secure communication.

The Lock Icon Most internet browsers have built-in encryption detection. Badge Verification Website Privacy Policy. Keep Your Online Status a Secret on Facebook. How to Manage Privacy Settings on Social Media. Every social network has its own privacy settings. This guide will help you manage the settings on several of the most popular sites that your teen may be using.

Facebook Facebook is notorious for changing its privacy settings and making it difficult to keep your information from being used by third-parties. Your Privacy Settings can be accessed by clicking the down-facing arrow in the right portion of any screen.When you click the arrow, a drop-down menu will appear. Click “Settings.”Select “Privacy” from the list of options that appear in the left toolbar. Go through each of the options and choose the option you’re most comfortable with For teens, the best default settings are: Who can see my stuff? You can review these settings ensure only their friends — people they are most likely to know in real life, rather than strangers — see their information. Other settings to look out for for maximum security include… Review Tags: In Settings, go to Timeline and Tagging. Search History. Instagram. How to Test a Suspicious Link Without Clicking it. Do you have click anxiety?

It's that feeling you get right before you click a link that looks a little fishy. You think to yourself, am I going to get a virus by clicking this? Sometimes you click it, sometimes you don't. Are there any warning signs that might tip you off that a link might infect your computer or send you to a phishing site? We're going to help you learn to spot malicious links and show you some tools you can use to test a link's safety without actually visiting it.

Here Are Some Warning Signs of Possible Malware Links: The Link is a Shortened Link Link shortening services such as bitly and others are popular choices for anyone trying to fit a link into the confines of a Twitter post. Obviously, if a link is shortened, you can't tell whether it's bad or good just by looking at it, but there are tools to allow you to view the true destination of a short link without actually clicking it.

The Link Came to You in an Unsolicited Email Expand Shortened Links. How do I clear my web browser's cache, cookies, and history? Notes: In most computer-based web browsers, to open menus used to clear your cache, cookies, and history, press Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows) or Command-Shift-Delete (Mac). If this doesn't work, follow the appropriate instructions below. If you don't see instructions below for your specific version or browser, search your browser's menu for "clear cache". If you're unsure what browser version you're using, from the menu or your browser's menu, select . About cache, cookies, and history Clearing your web browser's cache, cookies, and history may remove data such as the following: Saved passwordsAddress bar predictions (e.g.

While you should clear your web browser's cache, cookies, and history periodically in order to prevent or resolve performance problems, you may wish to record some of your saved information first. For information about your web browser's cache, cookies, and history, see the following Wikipedia pages: Troubleshooting alternatives Mobile browsers Android Chrome for Android.