Lesson 3: Summary

In this lesson, you looked at some of the risks from social networking and emails. You covered what you can do to protect yourself and your personal information online.

You looked at how to manage privacy settings in your Facebook account. You explored how email can be used to deliver unwanted material from spammers and scammers, and how you can spot suspicious emails. You can manage your email settings to block emails from untrusted sources.

To verify and protect your identity, you looked at creating strong passwords that are memorable for you but difficult for others to guess. The lesson ended with guidance about how to protect your wireless network and ensure safe use of public Wi-Fi.

Activity 3.5: Looking back over Lesson 3

Use this box to make notes on what you’ve learned in Lesson 3. Think about what was new to you and what you already knew.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • I know how to change my privacy settings on Facebook.

  • I can spot a phishing email.

  • I have checked my password to make sure it’s strong.

  • My router is password-protected.

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