The cyber world is a large domain full of useful information. Technology is used widely across the education system with most students having their smart device. When it comes to technology students often seem to know more about devices such as computers and the internet than many adults (New Digital Partnership, n.d). This can be dangerous for students as they are unaware of their digital security and identity. Educators and parents need to be informing students of such dangers as they think they are invincible through such devices as phones and computers. There are useful videos that can educate students on the importance of keeping their information private. Sites such as You Tube have a variety of videos available.
To view the Safe Web Surfing Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online click .
Another priority when it comes to the protection of student’s identity is educating them on what personal information is.
Personal information may include:
- full name
- phone numbers
- date of birth
- email address
- username and password
These pieces of personal data which ultimately end up across different databases, devices and social networks each says something about our personal identity (Himmelsbach, 2015). Personal information is any information that enables an individual to be identified. Information provided online is normally used for legitimate communication. Some personal information can be misused by criminals (Australian Government, n.d.).
It does not matter if we are students, teachers or parents it is important to recognise once we have a digital identity it then leads to a digital trail.
Teachers can also view videos showing what information and how it is shared.
To view the video Hot on Your Trail: Privacy, Your Data, and Who Has Access to It click.
Australian Government. (n.d.). Protecting Personal Information. Retrieved from https://esafety.gov.au/esafety-information/esafety-issues/protecting-personal-information
Himmelsbach, V. (2015). The Evolving Nature of Digital Identities and Security. Retrieved from http://blogs.ca.com/2015/02/04/evolving-nature-digital-identities-security/
New Digital Partnership. (n.d.). Internet safety for kids. Retrieved from http://digitalunite.com/guides/internet-security/internet-safety-kids
Reveal. (2013). Hot on Your Trail: Privacy, Your Data, and Who Has Access to It [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=44&v=bqWuioPHhz0
Cast. (2013). Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrln8nyVBLU