WEEK 1

E-SAFETY

In today’s society, almost everyone, without distinguishing young and old, uses internet. From getting official document to killing time on social media, we easily handle our business through internet. Even though we handle our business easily, if we don’t protect ourselves we can be swindled. Moreover, we could come across with worser dangers. So, how can we protect ourselves on the internet where we share our personal informations?

Here a few tips about how we can protect ourselves!

Do NOT share your personal informations such as address, phone number etc.

Do NOT post any photograph or video about yourself, which you may regret later.

Do NOT share your password with others.

Create strong passwords.

Do NOT meet anyone that you meet online in real life

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CYBERBULLYING

What is cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is the act of harassing someone online by sending or posting mean messages, usually anonymously. Today teenagers face cyber bullying rather than adults.While adults recognize the danger when they face, teenagers do not recognize that they are harassed by foreign people.Because we can’t always keep them under control we should take precautions.

http://www.stopbullying.gov/ has some tips for you

  • Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities. Ask where they’re going, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with.
  • Tell your kids that as a responsible parent you may review their online communications if you think there is reason for concern. Installing parental control filtering software or monitoring programs are one option for monitoring your child’s online behavior, but do not rely solely on these tools.
  • Have a sense of what they do online and in texts. Learn about the sites they like. Try out the devices they use.
  • Ask for their passwords, but tell them you’ll only use them in case of emergency.
  • Ask to “friend” or “follow” your kids on social media sites or ask another trusted adult to do so.
  • Encourage your kids to tell you immediately if they, or someone they know, is being cyberbullied. Explain that you will not take away their computers or cell phones if they confide in you about a problem they are having.

Please report cyberbullying ! https://www.usom.gov.tr/

DIGITAL LITERACY

Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors used in a broad range of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which are seen as network rather than computing devices. Digital literacy initially focused on digital skills and stand-alone computers, but the focus has moved from stand-alone to network devices. Digital literacy is distinct from computer literacy and digital skills. Computer literacy preceded digital literacy, and refers to knowledge and skills in using traditional computers (such as desktop PCs and laptops) with a focus on practical skills in using software application packages. Digital skills is a more contemporary term but is limited to practical abilities in using digital devices (such as laptops and smartphones)

(taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_literacy)

GOOGLE SEARCH TIPS

Almost everyone uses google for many different types of business. For instance, doing homeworks, learning recipes, listening to musics, watching videos etc. Here some tips that google prepared for us about how to search on google.

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