Cybersafety Tip: If you are gifting or receiving a new device be sure to secure it as soon as it’s unwrapped! Strong passwords including multifactor authentication on all accounts is crucial. Regularly review and restrict app permissions. Keep your operating software up to date. These steps all help you to thwart malware and scammers.
Scammers can impersonate any phone number and any organization through ‘spoofing’. You can no longer trust the name and number on your display, no matter what type of phone you use. Fraudsters use this trick to conduct scams of all kinds. They will impersonate police, a government department, a bank, a hospital, or any other organization to trick you into providing personal information or to send payment in some form.
Watch the interview with CTV News Montreal and KnowledgeFlow Co-Founder, Claudiu Popa, to learn about the latest technology traps and how to avoid them
This tip sheet explains how to protect yourself from an investment scam. Be on the lookout for investments said to be risk-free or low risk and high return. Always research the investor or investment firm, here’s how:
Scams and Fraud: How to spot them and stop them. This video will help you protect yourself against all kinds of scams and fraud including online and digital scams. This video will demonstrate how to detect fraud in it’s various forms, how to protect yourself against them and how to correct or respond to fraud attempts when they happen.
These online safety tips were turned in to handy bookmarks by our amazing Capstone Student Team from Ontario Tech University. Print these out as a daily reminder to stay #UnHackable!
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!
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 provides answers to common questions about privacy and access to information in the school system. The goal is to provide Ontario’s school board officials and education professionals with…
This toolkit, created by the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, highlights the most prevalent scams targeting young adults, how to spot them and what to do if you receive one or become…
Learn about crypto investment scams and their various forms. This resource was created by the CAFC and its international partners.
“FaceTime is an app that supports video and audio calling between Apple devices or Apple to Android phones. It doesn’t replace your regular phone calls but provides an alternative.” – Lifewire…
At-home parent resources and classroom curriculum resources for all grades. This great source covers topics ranging from media sense to cyberbullying to privacy and security.
Also available in French, this printable work book is loaded with fun activities for kids. All cybersafe resources are available here (insert link) in both English and French. https://getcybersafe.gc.ca/en
This complete package from Google includes an engaging game, classroom curriculum and the Be Internet Awesome pledge. A great place for teachers and parents to start teaching kids about online…
In this “Ask Me Anything” format we let the kids lead the discussion! Topics discussed included online gaming safety, handling online bullying, how to secure accounts with strong passwords and…
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.
Separate your least secure devices from your most important information. Make sure your router is secure and you have created a guest network before connecting devices like ‘smart speakers’ or allowing guests to connect to your wifi.