Today we had a cyber safety webinar. We listened to a man talking about cyber safety stuff, wrote down some notes and chatted on the website. Even though I was at a music lesson for most of it, here are some of the notes I took:
A lot of kids get targeted with winning free iPhones, which is spam! To protect computers and phones, have strong passwords, have a firewall, turn off GPS tracking, don’t use your real full name. Some kids think that sharing passwords is a sign of trust, but don’t do it! About 12% of kids in grade 3-6 don’t notice the spam and try to win stuff. The ways you can login to phones are fingerprints, eyes or your face and soon they will do heartbeat because everyone has a different heartbeat. Spammers ask for photos of your face, eyes and fingers so that they can log into your stuff.
Today was safer internet day. We did a webinar about being kind and safe on the internet. Here ae some notes I took:
Safer internet day:
About being respectful.
Going online can be like being part of a sporting team;
It can be challenging, you can learn new things or skills.
You can feel left out or helpless.
If someone has something negative said about them reply to that post saying a nice comment about them.
Don’t tease or be mean online.
Don’t be racist.
Listen to opinions other than your own.
We had to make a pledge. Here is the pledge I made:
I pledge to help anyone who is having trouble on the internet and being cyberbullied.
Today we watched a webinar about how to be safer on the internet. It was about your privacy and how to protect it. It showed us a competition called lollylab jnr. In that competition a girl went through a series of problems. After each problem we had to write an answer about what we would do in that situation. A future internet goal would be to start a youtube channel. (Hamish) Another future internet goal would be to mute people who hate. (Nic)