Silver Surfer - IE1


Goal: to become a safe, confident and secure internet user

 - able to avoid cybercrime and tackle privacy issues


Useful terms – files, apps, download, cloud

Browsing – how to find sites and information

Security – what information to give, to whom and when

Privacy - avoid being ‘profiled’

Email – guidelines and safe practice

Cybercrime - able to recognise scams and rogue callers



Program, app, website, search engine

Local storage, distant servers, 'the cloud'

Internet browsing

Folders and files

Spam, scams and phishing

'Safe to download' - program updates and files (note)

Using a browser

Browsing privacy

Browsing by address

Using a search engine to search for a website 

Using a search engine to search for information

Having pages open in multiple tabs

Opening search results in new tabs - page parking

Fraudulent website checks (example)

Watch out for pop-ups (example)

Homework *1


Security and privacy

Three aspects: computer, financial, identity

What information to give and when

When not to give information

Internet shopping and use of credit/debit cards

Why you should use internet banking!

Managing passwords and usernames (note)

Creating strong passwords (link)

Developing safe practice

Internet Essentials - Part 2

Homework *2



Email using a browser

Email using an email program

How to spot spam, scams and phishing emails

  (examples and note)

Benefit of having two or more email addresses

Email safe practice and guidance (note)

Attachments/additions: links, pictures

Emailing multiple recipients (note)

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