The anonymity afforded by the Internet can help online scammers, hackers, and identity thieves more easily access your students’ computers, personal information, finances, and more. Help your students learn how to “fasten their seatbelts” before deciding to venture online, or at least take some precautions to ensure a safe trip.
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
- ABE and ESOL teachers and tutors
With hacks, scams, malware, and more, the Internet can seem to be a scary and sometimes dangerous place. More and more devices—including smartphones, tablets, even your TV set—are now vulnerable to risks, some of which are disabling.
Internet safety is about securing your information against cyber criminals, snoops, and potentially harmful elements, as well as protecting against viruses, scams, phishing attacks, and general Internet mayhem. Although this affects all of us, our students can be even more vulnerable without proper guidance. This online, self-paced course provides you with critical information to assist your students in safely navigating the online world, including how to distinguish between genuine and fraudulent websites.
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE) addressed:
- Writing anchor 8: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
- Reading anchor 7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:
- Describe three dangers of the Internet that could compromise the safety of you and your students
- Demonstrate to students three ways that they can change their online privacy setting to be safer online
- Develop a strategy with at least three steps to help students properly deal with privacy and online security-related issues
- Name three common traits to look for to distinguish between genuine and fraudulent websites and emails
- Internet skills
- Basic computer skills