Being Savvy Online

Platform: Mac and PC and Device

This online learning module will help viewers learn how to become savvy (experienced, knowledgeable, and well-informed) online. It will cover how to protect your computer and your personal data. You'll learn how to keep yourself safe while communicating and sharing with others online. We'll discuss cell phone safety and the potential hazard of "checking in" at all of the places you visit. We'll focus on how to protect your online reputation, how to avoid having your identity stolen while online, and how to stay safe while shopping and banking online.

By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to:
  • Stay as safe as possible online
  • Identify dangerous websites
  • Understand the hazards of malware and spyware
  • Distinguish between the various types of malware that are out there
  • Protect themselves from malware and spyware through the use of the proper tools
  • Comprehend what is required for making and keeping secure passwords
  • Browse privately using various Internet browsers
  • Identify Internet hoaxes and scams
  • Set privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter
  • Share photos and videos safely
  • Protect themselves against copyright infringement
  • Realize that just because they’ve deleted something online, it may not be gone
  • Remain safe while using cell phones
  • Understand the hazards of checking into places visited
  • Locate an iPhone or Android device in the event of a loss
  • Protect their online reputation
  • Avoid potential identity theft hazards while online
  • Shop, bank, and pay bills safely online

Tutorial series by Cindy Rybaczyk, narration by Amanda Day

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