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. 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. 3 Ways Savvy Teens Can Showcase Themselves Using Social Media. 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? 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. Pharming - Online Fraud. 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. 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): 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: 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. 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. 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.