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Identifying Dangerous People and Sites

Provides an overview of protecting teens from dangerous and unpleasant online elements.

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This course provides an overview of how to protect teens from some of the dangerous and unpleasant elements they might encounter on the Internet. It includes a discussion of how to recognize, avoid, and report dangers such as online predators, cyberbullies, and identity thieves. It also addresses the hazards of inappropriate sites, Internet addiction, online gambling, and the sharing of inappropriate pictures and videos.


Subject: Internet Safety
Categories: School Safety, Workplace
Duration: 1 hour
Credit Hours: 1


  • Identifying Dangerous People and Sites
Protect Children from Online Predators
Discusses how online predators use the Internet to obtain information about young people.more...
Provides information on techniques used by online predators to build relationships with young people.
Discusses ways that parents and educators can help young people protect themselves from online predators.
Provides information on reporting inappropriate contact or conduct from a stranger. 
Keep Kids Safe from Cyberbullies and Harassment
Discusses harassment and threats transmitted on the Internet using chat rooms, e-mail, social networking sites and other forms of communication.more...
Provides information on the different types of cyberbullying and how it differs from "traditional" bullying.
Discusses laws regarding cyberbullying.
Provides information on the appropriate response to and reporting of cyberbullying. 
Look Out for Identity Thieves
Discusses protecting personal information such as full name, date of birth, and social security number.more...
Explains what can happen if too much personal information is provided on the Internet.
Provides information on other ways that personal information is compromised, such as online scams like phishing.
Discusses steps to protect personal information and what to do if personal information is compromised. 
Filter Inappropriate Sites
Discusses the different types of Web sites that young people may come across.more...
Provides information on steps to avoid sites containing violence, pornography, hate literature, and other inappropriate material.
Provides information on setting up user accounts and parental controls on a computer's operating system.
Discusses when to report inappropriate sites to an Internet Service Provider or local law enforcement agency. 
Prevent Internet Addiction
Examines the five types of Internet addiction.more...
Discusses how spending too much time on the Internet can be harmful.
Discusses ways to tell if your child or student is addicted to the Internet and where to look for help.
Provides information on how to balance spending time on the Internet with other activities such as sports.
Provides information about Internet addiction and its link to obesity. 
Expose the Dangers of Video and Photo Sites
Discusses how posting photos and videos poses a risk, exposing young people to online predators and strangers.more... Explains how inappropriate photos or videos can lead to damaged reputations and unwanted attention.
Provides information on how photos and videos posted now could affect a young person's future, including college admission and employment.
Provides information on using privacy and security features on photo and video sharing sites. 
Prevent Online Gambling Issues
Discusses online gambling such as poker games and fantasy sports.more...
Talks about laws and school policies in regard to gambling.
Explores the negative consequences and dangers of online gambling.
Tells how to help teens who are addicted to gambling. 
Personal Action Plan for Identifying Dangerous People and Sites
While completing lessons in this course, you will be prompted to answer essay questions that will aid in creating your Personal Action Plan. more... The answers you provide will appear in your Personal Action Plan, so be sure you respond as thoroughly as possible. Your Personal Action Plan will not appear until you have answered at least one of the essay questions.

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Basic Member
The program also shut down on me but I simply refreshed the page and my work was saved.
Basic Member
Great information and examples of ways you can use this in the classroom to teach the students about online dangers.
Basic Member
Great overview with helpful ideas and websites to visit should the need arise.
Basic Member
Good overview. Appreciate specific links for problems when identified. A very timely topic.
Basic Member
Excellent overview and resources.
Basic Member
I agree with Seawink the resources are invaluable to have to help guide our young adults that we deal with.
Full Member
This has great resources and timely information.
Basic Member
I WILL be sharing this with my 12 yr old daughter! There was a situation of a "sexting" from a boy to a girl, and they all thought it was just a joke! My daughter told me about it, and then discussed the situation with me, and then wiht her friends. I'm really happy that she understands the issues!
Basic Member
Great information in this lesson and great ideas on how to share the information.
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