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Internet Safety Web Safety for Teens Rules for Staying Safe Online

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Internet Safety: Protecting Yourself from Scams, Frauds, and Deception

This 8-week class is designed to teach individuals how to protect themselves from scams, frauds, and deception while using the internet. The class will cover a wide range of topics, including how to identify different types of internet scams, how to protect personal information online, and how to use the internet safely and securely. Through interactive activities, group discussions, and in-class exercises, students will have the opportunity to learn how to identify and avoid internet scams, how to safeguard personal information online and how to use the internet responsibly.

Here is a summary of the topics and objectives for each session:

Session 1: “Scams Targeting Young People: How to Recognize and Avoid Online Frauds” – Understanding how scammers target young people through the internet, how to recognize and avoid different types of online scams, and the importance of being cautious and skeptical when dealing with unknown individuals or organizations online.

Session 2: “Scholarships and Financial Aid: Protecting Yourself from Scammers” – Learning how to identify and avoid scholarship and financial aid scams, understanding how these scams work, and how to research scholarships and financial aid opportunities safely and responsibly.

Session 3: “Ads and Auctions: How to Avoid Being Scammed” – Understanding the risks of purchasing goods online, how to identify fake ads and auction sites, and how to protect yourself from fraud when buying goods online.

Session 4: “Social Media Scams: Protecting Your Identity and Privacy” – Learning how scammers use social media to trick young people into revealing personal information, the dangers of sharing personal information online, and how to protect your identity and privacy on social media.

Session 5: “Contests, Scholarships, and Employment Offers: How to Avoid Being Scammed” – Understanding the dangers of paying fees or making deposits for contests, scholarships, or employment offers, how to identify and avoid these types of scams, and the importance of researching any opportunity thoroughly before committing to it.

Session 6: “Free Services: How to Avoid Hidden Charges” – Understanding the dangers of free services offered to young people, how to recognize and avoid offers that come with hidden charges, and the importance of carefully reading the terms and conditions of any service before signing up.

Session 7: “Phishing: How to Avoid Taking the Bait” – Understanding the dangers of phishing scams, how to identify and avoid phishing attempts, and the importance of protecting personal information from scammers who use phishing tactics.

Session 8: “Work-at-Home and Telemarketing Scams: How to Avoid Being Fooled” – Understanding how scammers use work-at-home and telemarketing offers to trick young people, how to identify and avoid these types of scams, and the importance of being skeptical of easy money schemes and offers.

The flexible schedule (Flex Class) allows your learners to watch the pre-recorded videos and do them at a time that is FUN for them!

What is the class structure?
Our dynamic class structure combines insightful lectures, interactive discussions, and practical activities, ensuring that students gain both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to excel in their academic journey. By exploring various learning styles and memorization strategies, we aim to personalize the learning experience, enabling each student to discover the most effective study methods that resonate with their unique learning preferences.