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Safety and Security in a Digital World

Staying Safe and Secure in a Digital World

Technology makes it so easy for kids to connect and share things with friends and family no matter where they are. But these connections can come with a huge cost if kids aren’t careful. Learning to protect personal identity information, creating strong passwords, and being cautious when downloading programs and files are crucial skills for today’s young digital citizens. Know how to avoid exposure to digital threats like computer viruses, data and identity theft, and hacking.

Safe Online Talk

How should you handle inappropriate online talk?
In this lesson, students discuss what online predators are and how they try to gain kids’ trust. Students learn to recognize risky situations and respond to communications that make them feel uncomfortable. They then work in groups to rate the danger level of several online scenarios. They complete the lesson by learning a set of safety rules for interacting with others on the Internet.

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