Monday, January 11, 2010

Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks

Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks is a new video released as part of YouTube's Being Smart Online series. The Being Smart Online video series is a part of Google's Digital Literacy campaign. The video provides a clear overview of how to detect cyber scams, how cyber scams work, and what to do if you think you might have fallen for a cyber scam. The video is embedded below.


Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks is good, but you should also watch Common Craft's videos Phishing Scams in Plain English as well as their new video Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English. Phishing Scams in Plain English is embedded below.


Applications for Education
Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks, Phishing Scams in Plain English, and Protecting Reputations in Plain English are all great resources for anyone responsible for teaching online safety.