Google Digital Citizenship course

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1. Internet Safety and Privacy

We should all try to be safe and look after our personal information online just as we lock the door when we leave the house or keep our belongings safe when we are out and about.

This short video will give you a few tips on:

  • how to create strong passwords to protect your email
  • passphrases and their use
  • enabling two factor authentication
  • safely signing out of accounts
  • privacy and security settings

2. Online Safety on the Go

More and more people use mobile devices (phones and tablets) but do not always take the precautions they should to keep their personal information safe.

This video will give you tips on:

  • locking your mobile devices
  • downloading apps safely
  • understanding the importance of systems updates
  • being aware of the dangers of connecting to public networks

3. Savvy Searching

How do you know which information on the web is reliable and trustworthy? How can you spot the information that is not?

Watch this short video to learn how to:

  • distinguish between legitimate and dubious sources of information
  • find out about the rule of 3

4. Stay Safe from Phishing and Scams

The online world is also populated by less than scrupulous people who are ready to trick other internet users and it is important to be aware of online scams and phishing techniques.

This short video will help you:

  • understand what social engineering is
  • how to identify social engineering emails
  • avoid scams on the web by looking at the URL
  • spot malware

5. Manage Your Online Reputation

Where does all the information you share online about yourself go? How long will it stay there? How can you try to control and set boundaries around what you share and with whom?

Watch this video and learn how to:

  • establish your own boundaries
  • understand what your digital footprint is
  • use privacy settings
  • respect other people’s boundaries
  • use community guidelines
  • be an upstander!