Protecting Online Security - Saying "I do" to taking precautions to protect my computer and personal information and "I don't" to jeopardizing privacy.

"Protecting one’s equipment is not only a matter of personal responsibility but also necessary for protecting the community." Mike Ribble




More from Mike Ribble:
  • On Security - As more and more sensitive information is stored electronically, a corresponding strategy to protect that information must be created. Students need to learn how to protect electronic data (e.g., virus protection, firewalls, off-site storage). Protecting one’s equipment is not only a matter of personal responsibility but also necessary for protecting the community (e.g., keeping one’s virus software up to date). However, digital security goes beyond protecting equipment. It includes protecting ourselves and others from outside influences that would do us physical harm.

  • Inappropriate Security
    • Students and educators assume there is no need to protect electronic data.
    • Students and faculty fail to maintain current software updates or patches on their home computers that protect us from viruses
    • Students do not protect their identities while using e-mail, chat, or IM.

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Curriculum Connections: For lessons woven into the core curriculum around a theme of stepping up, visit our Curriculum Collaborations page.

Privacy Settings Tips for Teachers
  • Facebook Privacy Settings - To avoid messy issues that can happen when students you have NOT "friended" gain access to your Facebook page through Pages you have "liked," check out these tips from Elk Grove USD's Two WebWatchers blog.
  • Keep track of your digital footprint by setting up a Google Alert - Here's a link to a Youtube video to walk you through the steps.

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