Cyber-safety refers to the ability to act in a safe and responsible manner when using digital technologies on the internet. Cyber-safety education is the key to keeping everyone safe. Everyone, including students.
What to Look Out For
- Identify fraud
- Phishing scams
- Protecting personal information for privacy
- Posting on social media platforms
- Online etiquette
- Posting of multimedia (photos)
Don’t Do This On a Public Internet Network
- Personal Banking – Although your online banking app or site is encrypted, you may still be a vulnerability for a cyberattack.
- Credit Card Transactions – When using an open public Wi-Fi network people can track and steal personal information such as credit card numbers.
- Anything Involving Sensitive Personal Information. A general rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t say it out loud in a crowd do not put it online on public Wi-Fi.
Why Does Privacy Matter?
Your digital footprint is what represents you online and your privacy matters. This includes photos, audio, videos, texts, “likes,” and comments you post on friendsʼ social media profiles. What you post online leaves a trail of you as well.
The Internet makes it easy to communicate with family, friends, and people who love the same things that you do. A picture or post you think is funny and harmless today could be seen and misunderstood by people you never thought would see it
You can protect your online privacy by sharing only things that youʼre sure you want to share! Sometimes this may mean posting nothing at all. Always remember the simple advice: Think before you post!
Type of Information we should never share and should protect
- Your passwords
- Your schoolwork and other documents you creatw
- Social Insurance number
- Bank Account Number
- Secrets that are sensitive to you, your family, or friends