We live in a fairly extraordinary times. The cyber world was once a fiction. Now it is becoming a reality. However, we must remember that when we enjoy being able to learn online, we must not forget about the risks. Now they seem bigger than they used to be.
Sometimes it seems to us that the Internet has allowed students to avoid the effects of a pandemic in terms of the learning process. Pupils and students used to spend a lot of time in front of the computer and with a mobile phone. Today, modern technology becomes an immanent part of their lives.
For this reason, we want to start a discussion on good practices in the context of searching for online security.
Information on safe behaviour in the network during remote learning based on polish experience:
- Use anti-virus software.
- Watch out for e-mails received from people you don’t know. Never open suspicious attachments and never use links sent by a stranger! For example, they can contain viruses. It’s best to delete e-mails from strangers right away.
- Download files from the web carefully.
- Avoid clicking on unknown links and attachments in e-mail messages.
- Never put your home address, telephone number, information about you and your parents, etc. on your website. Do not post pictures of yourself, your family or anyone else on your website without their consent.
- Protect your accounts on social networks.
- Use hard-to-guess passwords that use a combination of letters and numbers.
- Read the regulations.
- Check if the website you are logging in has SSL protection.
- Remember that the person on the other side doesn’t have to be who they say they are.
Don’t be vulgar, use the rules of spelling and punctuation.
Do not send the so-called chains of happiness.
Do not send e-mail to many people at the same time with public addresses – use blind copy.
Don’t send unnecessary SPAM messages.
Treat others the way you want them to treat you.
If the message you have received is vulgar or disturbing, do not reply to it.
If you have other suggestions, please share them.
You can help this way!