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Why C3?

Cyber safety has a significant importance in overall school safely and directly affects the school environment that supports personal growth and development.

The C3 program aims to equip principals, educators and staff members with the information and tools to maintain safe, secure and ethic cyber practices.

What do I need to know to help my students stay safe online?

  1. Identity theft is the illegal use of someone else’s personal information
    • Some emails look official as coming from school, or a club – let the students know when an email from school or teacher is expected.
    • Create strong passwords – use combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
    • Use privacy settings on social media sites.
  2. Mobile security is the protection of portable devices and the network they connect to.
    • Never leave mobile devices unattended.
    • Always lock your device when not using it.

Issues that a cyber-safety educator might have to address

  • Teaching students how to have an abusive post removed
  • Teaching students about privacy settings and security settings on apps
  • Education around safe sharing and posting only to friends how to do this
  • Education around which apps are safe or unsafe
  • Issues around cyber bullying how to prevent, report and block
  • Safe downloading of games, and other apps
  • Identifying well known scams on social media
  • Tips for safe online gaming
  • Password and account safety, passwords and security

Ref: http://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/cyber-safety-education-key-keeping-students-safe-online/

Watch for signs a student in their class is being cyberbullied or is Cyberbullying Others

  • Noticeable increases or decreases in device use, including texting.
  • A child exhibits emotional responses (laughter, anger, upset) to what is happening on their device.
  • A child hides their screen or device when others are near, and avoids discussion about what they are doing on their device.
  • Social media accounts are shut down or new ones appear.
  • A child starts to avoid social situations, even those that were enjoyed in the past.
  • A child becomes withdrawn or depressed, or loses interest in people and activities.

Ref: stopbullying.gov

Things you shouldn’t do on an public internet network

  • Personal BankingAlthough your online banking app or site is encrypted, you may still be a vulnerability for a cyberattack.
  • Credit Card TransactionsWhen 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 that if you wouldn’t say it out loud in a crowd do not put it online on public Wi-Fi.

Classroom Resources:
Activities, classroom tips, games, quizzes, glossary of cyber security terms

Teacher Centre

Training, certification, resources:  https://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/digital_citizenship/preview

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