Pre-Recorded Online Course – allows your learners to watch the pre-recorded videos and do them at a time that is FUN for them! You can also spend extra time on the topics your child is most interested in. Since this is a flex class with no live meetings, students can log in at a convenient time to complete the week’s lesson. We will be going through each week as a group and I will post the lesson weekly (depending on which day you started).
It’s not hard to scam young people or anyone for that matter. They tend to be inexperienced, have trusting natures, and often want to fit in, making them ripe pickings for fraudsters and scam artists, who know just how to take advantage of young people.
There are eight of the more common scams that target young people. Given that kids of all ages virtually live and interact online, it’s no surprise that the internet is the optimal environment for many of them.
Students will be provided with eight separate videos to watch for each topic. These are outlined below.
The videos will contain the information required to give students a good understanding of each topic, and each one will include homework for the students to undertake during the week. Homework assignments will include writing a list of topics, interests and areas of expertise in which the students might be interested in developing.
After watching each video and completing the homework assignments, students will be provided with feedback and the specific next steps to make help them with the new facts they learn. That means lots of interaction between me the teacher and learners after each class to get the homework assignments completed correctly.
Timeframe for the Week:
Mondays – Teacher will post the information needed for the week.
Tuesdays-Wednesday – The teacher can answer any questions pertaining to the topic of the week. The students will need to complete any homework assignments and answer any questions in the class.
Thursday – Students need to have all tasks completed and uploaded in the classroom.
Friday – The teacher will provide feedback to the class and individual students, students will also be able to engage in peer to peer review and be able to discuss how they went about completing the tasks.
Saturday – Sunday – Teacher will be available to answer any questions that the students may have for the week or the next week.
Topics in session 1 will include:
Scams that target young people abound, especially in their favourite habitat—the internet.
Topics in session 2 will include:
Scholarships and Financial Aid; Don’t Get Stung
Topics in session 3 will include:
Many scams take the form of ads and auctions, promising luxury goods for amazingly cheap prices—goods that never arrive.
Topics in session 4 will include:
Fraudsters use social media to trick tweens and teens into providing personal information, which can be used for identity theft.
Topics in session 5 will include:
Other scams involve contests, scholarships, or employment offers that require the young person to pay some sort of fee or deposit.
Topics in session 6 will include:
Yet another trick is to lure young people with “free” services for cell phones that actually incur a monthly charge.
Topics in session 7 will include:
Phishing; Don’t Take the Bait
Topics in session 8 will include:
Work-at-Home; No Such thing as Easy Money
Telemarketing; Time to Hang Up
No experience is required to take this class.
*This is the flexible version of my course, I also teach all of my classes live. If you do not see a time or date listed for a class that interests you, please message me with a few possible dates and times, and I will do my best to offer a session that will work for your schedule. Here is a link to my live schedule for this class – https://outschool.com/classes/how-not-to-be-scammed-fooled-tricked-or-conned-by-criminals-as-a-teen-ZHVpvQEw?usid=5GcmKQIx&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link,
*Please be aware I try to teach all of my classes, to at least 2 students as I feel it provides a better teaching and learning experience. If the minimum amount of students is not reached 24 hours before the start of the course, students will be moved to the next available section at a similar time.
*Once a learner has been verified per OS policy, this is a camera optional class.
*For parents/families who feel their child would benefit from this course, but their budget does not allow for it, I do offer a number of discounts for families of lower income. Please message me with the course, dates and times you are interested in to learn more about the discounts I might be able to offer.
*This class is covered by the “Happiness Guarantee”. If you are not happy after the class, Outschool will refund you 100% of the class fee.