Digital Safty

Are You Safe ON The INternet

PIN Safty

  • Never give out your PIN in response to e-mail or telephone requests.
  • Shield your PIN when using it.
  • Choose a PIN password that is not obvious.
If you give away a pin account you can loose all of your personal information.

Tech Quick Tip: PIN - Personal ID Number safety & security


Encryption means to scramble data in such a way that only someone with the secret code / key can read it.Encryption is to pass a secret message from one place to another without anyone else being able to read it.Encryption is extremely important for e-commerce as it allows confidential information such as your credit card details to be sent safely to the online shop you are visiting.Encryption works by scrambling the original message with a very large digital number (key) it is very hard to crack.

How asymmetric encryption works
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Biometric scanners.

Airports, hospitals, hotels, grocery stores and even Disney theme parks increasingly use biometrics technology that identifies you based on your physical or behavioral traits for added security.

Instead of using something you have (like a key) or something you know (like a password), biometrics uses who you are to identify you. Biometrics can use physical characteristics, like your face, fingerprints, irises or veins, or behavioral characteristics like your voice, handwriting or typing rhythm. Unlike keys and passwords, your personal traits are extremely difficult to lose or forget. They can also be very difficult to copy. For this reason, many people consider them to be safer and more secure than keys or passwords.

Computer Forensics

Computer forensics is a branch related to legal evidence found in computers and digital storage media. The goal of computer forensics is to examine digital media in a forensically sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting facts and opinions about the digital information.

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Consequences: Assembly for 11 16 year olds

Keeping safe online

  1. Pick a strong password use a combination of at least six numbers, letters, and punctuation marks (like ! and &)
  2. Changed your password regularly
  3. Log out of Facebook when you use a computer you share with other people
  4. Run anti-virus software on your computer
  5. Think before you click or download anything: Never click suspicious links, even if they come from a friend
  6. Make your settings on share with friends only rather than public.
  7. Don't open fake Pages and apps/games.
  8. Don't accept friend requests from people you don't know
  9. Never give out your login info (ex: email address and password).
  10. Use secure browsing whenever possible
  11. keep your browser up to date

What is sexting?

Sexting is when you send a nude picture to a person, in respond for an other nude picture. Many people find this fun but truly it is very dangerous. Many people including pornstars use this to sext random people including teenagers. Also many teenagers can find random girls there age, who are sluts, so they can sext. This is very bad because that person may take a screenshot and hold it against you. Also you never know who can dig up those photos. Eg. College Administrators , Future employees.


Snapchat is a mobile application that you can send photos to other people. it stays up for at least 10 seconds before it deletes it self. however, you can take a screenshot of it and it will be saved. this is mostly used for sexting.

By Mark Kahoush