Technology and the Internet will continue to evolve at rapid rates. It is important to stay informed about best practices for staying safe and secure while using the Interent.
- [Instructor] Thank you for joining me in this course on Internet safety and security for students. Hopefully this course helped you to become a more informed Internet user, aware of some of the threats that exist on the Internet and what you can do to help protect your information, your privacy, your hardware, and your digital footprint. I believe that the Internet is one of the greatest innovations of all times, one that's changed the way we live our lives, and empowers us to communicate, collaborate, and create like never before. But like they say, with great power comes great responsibility.
And when it comes to using the Internet, it isn't a responsibility that you should take lightly. One thing I can guarantee about the Internet is that it will evolve, and so will the threats that exist, as well as the tools we have to protect ourselves. For this reason, I suggest that you continue to learn about Internet best practices. You can check out some of the courses in our library related to specific Internet tools that you use. Maybe this is getting to know the antivirus program that you use. For example, here's one on Norton Internet Security and Essential Training.
Or learning more about a social media site you use. Here's one on Facebook by Jess Stratton. Perhaps you want to learn more about your operating system, such as here in Securing Windows 10. Or check out other courses, such as Jess Stratton's Computer Security and Internet Safety Fundamentals Course, which goes more in depth on this topic. Or check out my Digital Citizenship course, which you can help you become a more informed digital citizen. My intention in this course isn't to scare you away from the Internet. It's a wonderful tool and something I use daily.
I do intend, however to emphasize the importance of protecting yourself when online. Take the time to adjust your privacy settings. Don't overshare sensitive information. Use reliable sites, and stay up to date and informed.
- Accessing your school's Internet policy
- Avoiding a negative digital footprint
- Understanding which websites are safe and secure
- Customizing your browser settings
- Staying secure when using the Internet
- Avoiding malware and phishing scams
- Using public computers
- Using free public Wi-Fi
- Purchasing textbooks online
- Taking precautions when browsing on mobile devices