Online Safety

So how do you keep your computer and yourself safe online?  
How do businesses handle this and what's the impact on our society?
These are questions we need to review as we explore the security or lack of security of the Internet.

Learning Goals & Evidence

In this Unit your learning goals are:


Level 4 The student will be able to argue "The Right to Be Forgotten" and the possible ramifications of damaging posts on the Internet.

The student can supporting claims his/her about the right to be forgotten.  

Level 3
The student will be able to discuss ethical issues associated with computers and information technology.

  • Activity: Assessing the impact
  • Activity: Taking steps to improve security


Level 2

The student will be able to explain steps to protect a computer from attacks.

The student will be able to see similarities and differences with various viruses, etc.

The student will be able to define the methods of authentication and encryption.


A matrix comparing viruses, worms, Trojans, illicit servers and spyware.

*  A document including: definition with:
1. what it does,
2. how you get it,
3. steps to take to prevent
4. steps to remove it
5. impact on self/family and
6. Impact on society/economy.

*  Quiz on authentication and encryption.


Level 1 The student can explain patches, updates, cookies and spam.

*  Create a document that defines and explains patches and updates and spam and cookies.


What's up with those Cookies?

Types of cookies:
*  Persistent Cookies
*  Session Cookies
*  First Party Cookies
*  Third Party Cookies
Read and take notes in the OnLine Safety Chapter from CIW on Cookies (edmodo)



Junk mail!   How does it happen?  What does it do?  What can you do?

Read and take notes in the Online Safety Chapter from CIW about Spam (edmodo)

Updates & Patches

Read and take notes in Updates and Patches in the Online Safety Chapter from CIW (edmodo)

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