Malware Doesn’t Care if You’re Naughty or Nice


Subjects: Digital Literacy, Ethics & Communities, Internet Safety & Security, Technology
Grade Level: All
Source: iKeepCurrent

Help kids understand what malware is and how they can protect their devices and their privacy.

Whether teens are shopping online for holiday gifts or just trying to get in on a good bargain, learning how to shop safely online is a critical skill. This lesson will help students understand how a little due diligence when shopping online from either a computer or mobile device can make the difference between getting a deal or a disaster.

Based on a Nov. 7th TechJournal news article, Mobile and online holiday shopping increasing this year, and supported by new research from Jupiter Research Mobile Virtual Goods Market to Near $5B by ‘16, Elastic Path Software Virtual Goods Mean Real Money This Holiday, and from IBM Mobile Device Retail Traffic to More Than Double This November Holiday Season, this lesson teaches students how to evaluate ‘deals’, create a safe shopping environment, and protect themselves while shopping online.

This iKeepCurrent lesson, activities, parent and educator tips, and supporting resources are brought to you by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) and Cable in the Classroom.  You can find others in this series here, or go to the iKeepCurrent website.

Originally posted November 8th 2011.


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