Privacy and Digital Footprints

Watch the Brainpop video "Information Privacy". (In Engineering & Tech/Digital Citizenship)
1. Login to the MOSS School Portal on the AIS web site.
Click on the Brainpop link on the MOSS Home Page in the Student's Links.

Some Important points to consider when using the Internet and your personal information:

  • Keep your personal information private
    • Do not give your personal details away
  • Before you share information think
    • Who is getting it?
    • What are they going to do with it?
  • Giving your email address away can lead to you receiving spam
    • Spam often comes with attachments that are actually viruses
    • Spam can be scams that attempt to get money out of you
    • Some spam can be totally inappropriate for kids
    • Never open spam messages or attachments – DELETE!!!
  • Be careful downloading free programs form the internet as often lots of malware and Trojans are downloaded with the software
    • Read the I Accept carefully
    • Often full of deceit and scams
    • Scammers are always trying to keep ahead of anti-malware programs
  • Scammers can also capture information from social networking sites
  • Don’t give out phone numbers or addresses
  • Never share information you don’t want parents, potential employers or university admission officers to see