I love to be online. I love playing games. I love watching YouTube videos. I love social media. I am also very aware of the dangers that being online presents but when I was younger I had no idea about online safety. I had never heard of phishing, online scammers, and I definitely didn't know that people would try and steal information, cause addiction, or trick me into being unsafe. I learned some of those lessons the hard way.
This online class is an introduction to 5 different aspects of being smart online and keeping your information and your family's information safe.
Day 1: Evaluating Media and Biases: What's real and what's not and how can you tell?
Day 2: Protecting Your Online Identity and Recognizing Scams.
Day 3: Online Safety: Learning the Tricks and Tactics of People Who May Want to Hurt You.
Day 4: Recognizing and Dealing with Cyber Bullies (and How Not To Be One!)
Day 5: Gaming Addiction: Some Games Want You to Game More and Spend More and They Hire Psychologists to Help Create Addiction.