This course covers many of the safety, privacy, and protection concerns involved with using the Internet and computing. It examines COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act that is designed to protect children’s privacy, and CIPA, the Children’s Internet Protection Act that suggests Internet safety guidelines. It discusses a variety of Internet protection measures that can be applied to help ensure safety, such as filters and monitoring. The course discusses potential Internet risks, such as identity theft, child exploitation, predators, hacking, and viruses, and includes ways that these risks can be minimized or avoided, as well as ways in which child exploitation can be reported. Cyberbullying and Internet hoaxes are also covered, along with guidelines and tips for dealing with them. Safety concerns when using chat rooms, blogs, and other social networks are also discussed, along with ways in which students and teachers can protect themselves. It also examines how to protect computer data by using safeguards such as backups, passwords, and anti-virus software.