Monday, April 11, 2011

Phishing Scams in Plain English

Earlier today I wrote a post about AT&T's Safety Land game which is designed to help students practice recognizing scams and dangers online. That game is appropriate for elementary school students. If you need something for older students (middle school through adults) addressing the topic of online scams, check out Common Craft's Phishing Scams in Plain English.



After watching Phishing Scams in Plain English you may also want to have students watch Secure Websites in Plain English and Secure Passwords in Plain English. These videos show you how to recognize a secure website and how to create a secure password to protect yourself from cyber crime.





Whenever I write a post about Common Craft I must mention that viewing their videos on their website is free, but licensing them for use in professional settings such as PD workshops does require a small fee (they offer a discount for educators). Get the details here.