What you need to know - privacy

Teachers need to become experts in offering age-appropriate advice and guidance to their classes, and parents, with regard to the following areas:

  • Unwanted internet contact

  • Inappropriate internet content

  • Privacy

  • Mobile phones and devices

In the case of privacy, teachers need to be aware of:

  • How to ensure social networking content stays private and doesn’t end up in search results years later.

  • How to ensure passwords are strong, password-protected information, such as banking details or parental online shopping details remain safe.

  • How to prevent and deal with junk mail and spam, and also how to spot internet scams and ‘phishing’ emails and messages.

  • How websites store and track data which might be used for valid marketing reasons, or abused to create spam or facilitate identity theft.

For advice in the other 3 areas download this term's report What every teacher needs to know about E-safety, available free to Bronze members.

Written by E-safety Support on April 24, 2013 13:42


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