Skimmers, Smishing, SpoofCards, Wifi Sniffing: What Do You Know About Cybersafety?


I was fortunate to participate in a Goggle Hangout with Sarah Thomas on cybersecurity this December. Sarah is the Technology Liaison at John Hanson French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, MD.  In addition to this role, she also teaches Technology Integration and English Language Arts at the middle school level.  She has served on the School Leadership Team, advising administrators and teachers on technology-related matters. Her cybersecurity session was informative and interactive and by the end of it, I made sure I subscribed to her interactive YouTube tutorials for teachers and followed her boards on Pinterest (I was already following her on Twitter). I also knew in December that we needed to bring her voice, as well as her talents to a #digcit chat in 2014.

I hope you can join us for #digcit chat tomorrow 4/9/14 at 7pm ET as Sarah shares “Protect Yo’Self Foo!” Please watch her GH prior to the chat, so you can actively participate in our cybersafety/cybersecurity discussion.

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In the chat, we will explore skimmers, smishing, spoofcards, wifi sniffing and other cyberthreats:

Q1: Now that we have a working #cybersafety #cybersecurity definition how do & can we inform others?

Q2: What do you see as the biggest educational cyberthreat in 2014? #digcit

Q3: What is the biggest cyberthreat to you, personally? #digcit

Q4: What measures do you take to protect your identity? #digcit

Q5: How do we help protect our students & inform parents about the seriousness of #cybersafety? #digcit

Q6: What safety tips do you use that you could share with others? #digcit

To participate in the #digcit chat, all you need is a Twitter account.  You can follow the hashtag #digcit between 7-8pm ET and tweet your comments and questions to the group by including the #digcit hashtag in your tweet.

We hope tomorrow’s #digcit chat will provide an opportunity for us to examine the measures we are currently taking to protect ourselves, our students and how we are supporting parents in this critical conversation.  As one of my graduate students enrolled in my #digcit course said tonight:

 

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  • After reading this tweet and talking about internet safety during our last class, I went home and talked to my family about internet safety. While I agree it is so important to educate our children and students about what they are posting in terms of personal information and content online, my thoughts immediately turned to my mom. She is in her mid 60’s and she is not really well-versed in technology. While she is aware of big issues like identity theft, she is so trusting and does not realize just how much personal information she is giving away on sites like Instagram and Twitter. It is just as important in my mind to teach the senior population about digital footprints as it is the adolescents.

  • Wow, Sarah Thomas is awesome. I wish I’d caught that twitter chat…she’s totally right about the issues evolving all the time. I feel like you could rename your 528 class “Staying Afloat in this Crazy Digital World” and I could take it again because EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT NOW!
    #thespidermonkeytookmymoney – only funny if you’ve seen Finding Nemo?

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