Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Protect your technology: Viruses, malware, and hackers, part of Digital Citizenship.
- [Voiceover] One of the biggest threats to your…online safety and security is malware.…Malware has the ability to compromise your online privacy,…your sensitive information, files, as well as…the functionality of your computer or device.…So what is malware?…Malware, short for malicious software,…refers to software intended to damage,…disable, or disrupt a computer or computer system.…Malware can take on many different forms,…including computer viruses, adware, which is used…to show unsolicited advertisements to the user,…spyware, whose purpose is to gather information…about the user, Trojan horses, and worms…are some of the examples.…
One thing that they all have in common…is that they're all unwanted software…with malicious intent.…They differ based on several factors,…including the purpose that they serve.…Where as malware initially started out as a…less serious computer prank, which didn't have…much of an impact on computers,…they've evolved into serious threats,…which enable cyber crimes, such as the stealing…
This course helps teachers and students understand the ideas and areas of digital citizenship. Oliver Schinkten describes the impact of our digital footprint. He shows how to participate in online communities, help students deal with cyberbullying, keep computers free of viruses and malware, and safely shop online.
The overall focus of this course is on educators and tips for teaching digital citizenship. But if you use the Internet for any reason—for communication, playing games, online shopping, interacting within communities, or any other reason—it is important to understand digital citizenship. Understanding your rights and responsibilities will help you stay safe and have a better experience online.
- Creating a positive digital footprint
- Addressing cyberbullying
- Joining online communities
- Finding solutions for the digital divide
- Conducting online research
- Maintaining privacy online
- Protecting yourself from viruses and malware
- Buying products online
- Engaging with online reviews