Digital Citizenship

Who's Snooping on You Online? | Above the Noise

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With recent reports of high profile data breaches, ransomware attacks and the prevalence of online trackers -- it’s hard to know how best to protect your privacy online. In this Above the Noise video we met up with the cybersecurity experts at Electronic Frontier Foundation to learn more about who’s snooping on us online and what we can do to protect ourselves. 

Cybersecurity: Crash Course Computer Science #31

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Cybersecurity is a set of techniques to protect the secrecy, integrity, and availability of computer systems and data against threats. In today’s episode, we’re going to unpack these three goals and talk through some strategies we use like passwords, biometrics, and access privileges to keep our information as secure, but also as accessible, as possible.

Is Piracy Helping Game of Thrones? | PBS Idea Channel

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If you're like us, you love watching Game of Thrones, but you may not have cable. In this case, how are we watching this amazing show on HBO, which is stuck behind a pay wall? A huge number of viewers are downloading the show illegally. But, despite being the most pirated show of 2012, the Game of Thrones DVDs are top sellers, breaking HBO's own sales records! Could it be that piracy is actually helping the show? 

Citizen Scientists | Idaho Science Journal

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A new smart phone app is helping citizen scientists leave their mark.

Idaho State University researchers have developed an app for community input on the Portneuf River. Reporter Kris Millgate follows one family as they use the app to help stakeholders discover the places people value along the river.

 

Digital Smarts: Behaving Ethically Online (2012)

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Cyber ethics and respect for others online are critical skills to acquire for today’s connected teens. The message of this teen-centered video is that all students have a responsibility to behave ethically online and to know how to react when others behave in inappropriate ways.

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Digital Smarts: Behaving Ethically Online

Teens Using Social Networks

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Teens love connecting with their friends on social networks, and this eBook aims to instruct them on how to be safe when sharing and interacting online. The simulations engage the reader with a realistic social networking experience including how and when to accept a friend request and virtual profile creation—all within the safe, controlled environment of the eBook. Links and resources are provided for users looking for safer social networking options designed specifically for teens.

Teens Using Social Networks

Teens Stopping Cyberbullying

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Cyberbullying is a dangerous epidemic that more and more teens face today. Teens are always connected, and bullying can be anonymous and relentless. This eBook explains how the painful problem can plague so many teens and offers important guidance for understanding and stopping a cyberbully in their tracks. Simulations present users with constructive options for dealing with a cyberbully, such as collecting evidence against a bully and getting help in putting a stop to the attacks. Interactive sidebars discuss the real-world consequences of cyberbullying.

Teens Stopping Cyberbullying

Teens Protecting Their Privacy Online

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Teens can sometimes "overshare" on social networks and other Web sites without thinking about the risks they face by exposing themselves to an entire world of strangers online. Through interactive simulations on strong password and profile creation, this interactive eBook instructs teens to be mindful of what they do with their personal information, including how they share photos and set privacy settings on social networks. The eBook also discusses how to keep a computer safe from Phishing schemes, spyware, and other malicious attacks, such as those launched by hackers.

Teens Protecting Their Privacy Online

Teens Playing Games Online

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Online games are hugely popular with teens and adults alike. From single-player "casual games" on a cell phone or social network to massive multiplayer online games (or mmogs), there are a lot of ways a teen can spend his or her time online. However, it is important teens remember that, as with any online activity, there come risks. This interactive eBook teaches teens how to participate safely in the online gaming community, from keeping personal information private while gaming on social networks to avoiding bullies and "griefers" online.

Teens Playing Games Online

Teens Avoiding Predators Online

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Teens online need to be aware of the dangers of inadvertently connecting with an online predator. This interactive eBook explains the tactics a predator may use and the red flags and warning signs that an online friend is not a safe buddy. The interactive platform simulates situations such as messages and e-mails and teaches teens how to avoid predators from within the safe, controlled environment of the eBook. Sidebars highlight the finer points of the discussion, such as the role the government plays in protecting children online.

Teens Avoiding Predators Online

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