Digital Citizenship

INTERNET SAFETY by Evan McAninch

The 9 Elements of Digital Citizenship

1.Digital Access- full electronic participation in society.
2. Digital Commerce- electronic buying and selling of goods.
3.Digital Communication-electronic exchange of information.
4.Digital Literacy- process of teaching and learning about technology and its uses.
5.Digital Etiquette-electronic standards of conduct or procedure.
6.Digital Law-electronic responsibility for actions and deeds.
7.Digital Rights and Responsibilities- those freedoms extended to everyone in the world.
8.Digital Health and Wellness- physical and psychological well-being in a digital literate world.
9.Digital Security-electronic precautions to ensure safety.

Internet Safety Tips

-Don't share your password with anyone. Anybody could steal valuable info and other personal and private stuff.
-Don’t give out personal information without your parents’ permission. This means you should not share your last name, home address, school name, or telephone number.
-Don't Download without asking ,talk to your parents before you open an email attachment or download software. Attachments sometimes contain viruses. Never open an attachment from someone you don’t know.
-Don’t send or respond to mean or insulting messages. Tell your parents if you receive one. If something happens online that makes you feel uncomfortable, talk to your parents or to a teacher at school.
-Don’t post photos or videos online without getting your parents’ permission.

These tips can help you be safe while being a digital citizen in a digital controlled world.

PC Troubleshooting Basics

My computer freezes or is behaving strangely

  • Try restarting your computer. Many basic problems can be resolved easily and quickly this way.
  • If all else fails and you cannot shutdown/restart your computer, then hold down the power button on the machine until it forcibly turns off. Wait a few seconds and then turn it back on again.

Nothing appears on the monitor

  • Make sure both the computer and monitor are on.
  • Make sure the monitor is securely plugged into the computer.
  • Make sure the power cable is firmly plugged into the monitor.

Keyboard/Mouse does not work

  • Make sure the keyboard/mouse is firmly plugged into the back of the computer.
  • Try unplugging one or both, and then reinserting it into the back of the computer.
  • Try plugging your USB keyboard/mouse into a different USB socket.

If the computer is being slow try to-

  • Run as less programs at a time.Each running program consumes a bit of the system's resources. Have multiple open windows for the same program (e.g. having three Word documents open) also lowers resources as each window takes up a bit of memory and processing power.
  • Restart Your Computer
  • If you haven't restarted your computer for a while, or your normally put it into Sleep or Hibernation modes, allow it to restart. This clears the memory and allows your system to 'clean boot', freeing up resources in the process.

Information Technolgy-Industry Certification

MCITP- Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional
The new-generation Microsoft Certified IT Professional credential, or MCITP for short, is likely to become the next big Microsoft certification. Available for a variety of fields of expertise — including database developer, database administrator, enterprise messaging administrator, and server administrator — an MCITP validates a professional's proven job-role capabilities.


Security+

CompTIA's Security+ accreditation provides a respected, vendor-neutral foundation for industry staff (with at least two years of experience) seeking to demonstrate proficiency with security fundamentals. While the Security+ accreditation consists of just a single exam, it could be argued that any IT employee charged with managing client data or other sensitive information should, at a minimum, possess this accreditation.


A+

Adding CompTIA's A+ certification to a resume tells hiring managers and department heads that you have proven support expertise. Whether an organization requires desktop installation, problem diagnosis, preventive maintenance, or computer or network error troubleshooting, many organizations have found A+-certified technicians to be more productive than their noncertified counterparts.

Digital Citizenship