Last week all the year’s 6 from MPPS all came together to learn about cyber safety. We read information about 8 topics and then did 8 test about the topics. You needed to get more than 80% or 8 questions right to pass. The eSmart digital Licences is to educate you about the internet and how to be cyber safe if you pass all test you will then get your eSmart Digital License.
Module 1 – Digital Devices:
To protect you digital Device use phone covers, Carry them in safe carry bags and put screens on them. I understand that if you do not put any of these on you digital devices they could smash and be out of use for a couple days. Also that you should be careful on what Wifi you want to join because you never know what could happen when you join it.Also you should be careful with Viruses because they can wreck you computer in a matter of hours. I understand that sometimes Viruses can’t be stopped. Will tests like this advance in the future?
Module 2 – Protecting Privacy:
3 tip password maker:
1. Your password should have: Capital Letters, Lowercase Letters, Symbols and numbers.
2. Over 6 characters should be used.
3. The only people you should tell is your mum and dad and a real trustworthy person.
I understand if I don’t do this to my passwords my password will be easy to hack and that means everything will be easy to hack into.Will I have to reset all my passwords if they are to hard to remember? I know I should definitely protect my private information.
Module 3: Searching and Researching:
I learnt that URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. You put the URL in the address bar when looking for a particular website. I also learnt that when you are researching always use keywords so it can give you more results. And that when you search something up and click on a website the search engine and the website owner knows what and where you have just clicked on. How is researching and searching very dangerous?
Module 4: Creating and Sharing:
If something on the internet upset you and made you feel uncomfortable talk to a trusted adult , parent or teacher about it as most of the time they can fix it. And as I already know make sure you have permission to post pictures of your friends on social media or the internet as they might not wont it to be shared. And make sure you don’t say anything mean on the internet or social media as it can hurt peoples feelings and make sure if you do say something mean…apologies. I know that little mistakes can hurt peoples feelings. Why can’t you delete a photo off the internet?
Module 5: Social Networking and Gaming:
I like to be very respectful. And I do this by putting my phone on silent. Some of the places I put it on silent are: at the Library, School, Gallery, Church, Wedding’s, Funerals and Family gatherings. I find when someone says something threatening or aggressive the best thing to do is screen shot it and send it to the administrator. Never give personal information out about you or your friends as it could be private. When do you know it is personal information?
Module 6: Communicating Safely Online:
I learnt during this module that SMS stands for Short Message Service. I used to not understand what that meant but now it all makes sense. When opening emails be careful as they could carry viruses. And if you haven’t installed an anti-virus software it is time that you do. I understand that if you scan and be careful your computer won’t get bugged. How do people set up Viruses?
Module 7 Friends and Strangers:
In this module I learnt that there are some pretty dodgy people on the internet.Because some people pretend to be people they not are. They can trick you by changing there age, gender, name and personality. A friend is someone you know by face and you have met before and a stranger is someone you have never met before by face. I also learnt that some people aren’t always what they say they are. What if you search up a friends name and click on your friends name but it is not your friend?
Module 8 Managing Money and Online Credits:
In this module if you ever get an unwanted message delete it straight away and make sure the email filter is on. I understand that unwanted emails usually ask if you want to buy something. In-app purchases of jewels, gems, money, coins or diamonds sometimes are free. Music subscriptions are usually paid for with credit/debit card or pay pal. I understand that most things on the app store are paid for and that you need to be careful when you download something. Why do people shop online?