If you have been the victim of identity theft or suspect that your information may have been compromised you need to secure your accounts and information immediately. This tip sheet outlines who to notify and how.
All about malicious apps: what are they, how to spot them, and how to avoid them. This resource was created by one of KnowledgeFlow’s fabulous high-school volunteers!
From the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, this awareness document outlines the types of false information and what businesses and individuals can do to investigate further and protect themselves against MDM.
CRAAP Test is helpful for the educator and the teacher to find out whether the source related to academics is authentic or not. The CRAAP Test is the acronym for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. It is not easy to find out whether the source is trustworthy to use as a tool of research or not. Sarah Blakeslee has developed the CRAAP Test with her team at California University, Chico.
CTRL-F: Find the Facts is a program of CIVIX, which is a non-partisan registered Canadian charity dedicated to building the skills and habits of active and informed citizenship among school-aged youth. False and misleading information is rampant online, and people lack the skills and motivation to determine what to trust. To build the next generation of informed citizens, we need to adopt new ways to teach digital media literacy and source evaluation.
This guide was developed in concert with Fighting Fake News: Tips for Aspiring Truth Detectives, a presentation on fake news delivered by Sociology Professor Erin Steuter and Librarian Jeff Lilburn on 3 February 2017. The presentation covered current examples of fake news, why fake news is on the rise, and how it has political consequences. It also provided an overview of tools individuals can use to identify and debunk fake news. This guide includes many of the resources discussed in the presentation.
Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and on social media networks. The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes.
This fascinating look into the business and money behind social media is an eye-opening activity. The slides below may be used in conjunction with the video.
Why is having a strong password important? Strong passwords help protect your information and identity. As phishing and social hacking become quite common, we need a way to generate secure passwords that we can still remember!
Check out BuildingU’s resources for high school students. Find funding options, internship opportunities and educational programs for high school students from around the globe.
What Students Need to Know provides an opportunity for students and their teacher todiscuss why access to government-held information and…
What Students Need to Know provides an opportunity for students and their teacher to discuss why access to government-held information…
What Students Need to Know provides an opportunity for students and teachers to discuss access to government-held information and protection…
Learn about crypto investment scams and their various forms. This resource was created by the CAFC and its international partners.
This Scam Hall of Shame winner is “The Unusual Activity in Your Account Email”. This example is supposedly from Amazon, but this type of email is used by scammers to imitate all sorts of companies. Spot the red flags!
Information, tools and other resources—including the graphic novel Social Smarts: Nothing Personal!— developed to help educators, parents, librarians, and other…
This podcast series features discussion about the most pressing topics in cybersecurity in the educational sector. Thought provoking conversation with educators, administrators and security experts.
In this video from our KnowledgeWise program, Claudiu Popa, KCF Co-Founder, describes where your data goes online and it is used in cyberfraud. Learn about protecting your personal information.
This typical scam comes in many forms and often includes some correct personal information that makes victims let their guard down. Scammers will often use your name, address, part of an account number, a company name, etc. that gives their contact a sense of legitimacy.
The lure of a prize or other reward is very tempting. Be on the lookout for claims of winning. These oftem come with requests for payment of taxes or shipping on a nonexistent prize.
This 2022/2023 calendar from our CyberCrime Fighters program is a great daily cybersafety reminder for at home or at school. Nominate a CyberCrime Fighter today!