Online Safety 2.02 Remember the rules of online safety. Never disclose personal information Full name Home address Phone number Social security number Passwords Why? Names of family members Credit card numbers Your photograph Watch the video Teens PSA: вЂњPromisesвЂќ at http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/psas.htm. Watch the video вЂњTracking TeresaвЂќ at http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm Slide 2 2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Do you have a My Space account? пЃ¬ According to the article published by Scott J. Cech, вЂњ . . ., a significant percentage of colleges and universities sometimes dig into would-be undergraduatesвЂ™ social networking profiles.вЂќ пЃ¬ The article describes how some college admissions officers research a potential studentвЂ™s Internet information to assist in the careful and limited selection of students. вЂњNo school wants to give a very prestigious scholarship to some [student] whoвЂ™s going to show up in the newspaper the next day with pictures of [student] standing on a beer keg.вЂќ пЃ¬ Employers are also investigating social networking profiles of potential employees. пЃ¬View the article at http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2007/12/19/16applicants.h27.html?tmp=582024897 Slide 3 2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Personal Safety вЂ“ Warning Signs пЃ¬ What does online yelling look like? пЃ¬ What should you do if someone is yelling at you online? пЃ¬ What is a cyberbully? пЃ¬ What should you do if you are bullied online? пЃ¬ What should you do if someone sends you explicit materials? Watch the cyberbullying videos at http://www.netsmartz.org/resources/reallife.htm View the article about the fatal result of bullying at http://stcharlesjournal.stltoday.com/articles/2007/11/26/news/sj2tn20071110-1111stc_pokin_1.ii1.txt Slide 4 2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Safeguard against financial risk пЃ¬ If purchasing something online, make sure that the site is secure. The URL should begin with https: пЃ¬ A lock icon is displayed and is interactive вЂ“ not just a graphic image. пЃ¬ Does the site contain a site seal? пЃ¬ пЃ¬ Many, but not all sites will contain a seal that is highly visible and difficult to copy which indicates a safe site. Slide 5 2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. What are computer hazards? пЃ¬ Viruses вЂ“ software that attaches to programs installed on a computer or that are programmed to load when an email is opened. пЃ¬ Spam вЂ“ unwanted emails from advertisers and users that contain malicious and explicit material or try to sell products or services. пЃ¬ Spyware вЂ“ malicious software designed to take partial control of a computerвЂ™s operation without the knowledge or consent of the user. Often used to track a userвЂ™s browsing and spending habits while online and also to mine for personal information. Slide 6 2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety. Protect against online hazards пЃ¬ Beware of any emails or sites that promise you will get rich quick. пЃ¬ These emails are usually a way for hackers to mine your computer for personal or financial information. пЃ¬ Never open an email from someone you do not know. пЃ¬ Never download programs unless you know they are safe and contain no hidden files. Slide 7 2.02 Rememberl the rules of online safety.