Stay-safe-online education is an important part of IT Club
Who are you staying safe from?
the answer is YOU, you are in control – keep it that way.
There are many bad people out there.
Who can they harm?
You, your family.
Understanding the difference between Personal and Private Information
What you should disclose, what to do when you are not sure.
For example: Why disclose your phone number on FB – your friends will already have it, others can ask you for it.
Information, misinformation, disinformation and satire
This is difficult, because the younger you are the more likely you are to believe what is on-screen / comes from an adult
Clickbait, what is it. Why you should be wary of it. – this is covered in Advertising (Social Media)
beware of links you click on
Beware of attachments from unfamiliar sources.
Bullying, what to do if you are being bullied or your friend is being bullied.
This is more likely to involve girls (but it happens to both girls and boys)
It can be serious, it could be anonymous, which can make it more scary. (having 5000 friends does not help)
This should involve notifying a responsible adult – a teacher (or a specific teacher at the school) should be nominated
The many types of virus – mainly for computers, also for phones
Overview of what they are, what they can do
Be wary of opening attachments from unknown sources
Be careful about opening links
Phishing and Hacking explained
People / companies collecting information, getting to know you as a friend
They often use quizzes – think before you answer and what you disclose on social media
Ideally one (or more) teachers need to understand this subject. It is not about IT, it is about supporting young people as they get bombarded from the internet and grow-up into modern life.