Learn how to be safe on the internet

What we all need to know before trusting a website we interact with

This is a course that will equip you with the skills every user of the internet should have in order to be avoiding bad experiences and stories that touch. You don’t want to lose your money and your privacy. Likewise, you don’t want be misled, misinformed or waste your time without getting what brought you to a website. You will learn the skills for identifying the owner of a website and the creator(s) of its content along with their reputation, trustworthiness, expertise and authoritativeness on the topic of the website content. You will also learn general tips and facts from common sense that serve as tools against falling into any scam plot.

What you’ll learn

  • Researching the true owner of a website.
  • Finding the content creators of a website and locating customer service information.
  • Researching the reputation of a website and the reputation of both its owner and content creator.
  • Learn general tips on internet safety.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 5 lectures • 32min.

Learn how to be safe on the internet

Requirements

  • No programming or technical skills needed!.
  • For anyone who can read and write.

This is a course that will equip you with the skills every user of the internet should have in order to be avoiding bad experiences and stories that touch. You don’t want to lose your money and your privacy. Likewise, you don’t want be misled, misinformed or waste your time without getting what brought you to a website. You will learn the skills for identifying the owner of a website and the creator(s) of its content along with their reputation, trustworthiness, expertise and authoritativeness on the topic of the website content. You will also learn general tips and facts from common sense that serve as tools against falling into any scam plot.

According to the WHO,

“The Internet presents a world of opportunities for children and adolescents, but it also threatens

communities with inappropriate content, cyberbullying among peers, and online predators – whether

that is via connection to the Internet at home, in a cybercafé, or by Smartphone. …

While the Internet provides practically unlimited potential for acquiring new knowledge, rash,

unconsidered acceptance of its content can mislead. Therefore, one cannot be considered digitally

literate until he/she has the ability to judge the reliability of online information. Unfortunately,

critical evaluation of online information is generally lacking in society.”

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