Unit 5 Being Safe and Legal Online

Unit 5

In this Unit, volunteer tutors will learn how to teach migrant students the skills required to stay safe, legal and confident online, on the following areas:

  • respond to requests for authentication for my online accounts and email
  • keep the information I use to access my online accounts secure, using different and secure passwords for websites and accounts
  • set privacy settings on my social media and other accounts
  • identify secure websites by looking for the padlock and https in the address bar
  • Online threats and scams: recognise suspicious links in email, websites, social media messages and pop-ups and know that clicking on these links or downloading unfamiliar attachments could put me and my computer at risk
  • Back up your computer: make sure that any information or content is backed up frequently by making a copy and storing it separately either in the cloud or on an external storage device