Your online security and privacy are important, and when you don’t trust the network you’re using, you need to know how to protect yourself.
This course examines two options you may not have considered yet: setting up a virtual private network (VPN) and using anonymous browsing software. Whether you’re at a coffee shop using unsecured Wi-Fi or at home using your own network, both of these tools can offer protection and help keep your traffic on the internet from being observed.
In this course, you can explore different VPN options, see how to set up a personal VPN, and learn about incognito browsing techniques you can use to keep your identity and location private.
Along with being a core part of building digital citizenship, internet safely is an essential skill for students. This course explores how students can protect themselves by understanding the nature of Internet-based threats and learning about the protection options and tools built right into most web browsers and mail systems. Topics include understanding secure and insecure web pages, avoiding phishing, recognizing malware and adware, and best practices for setting and maintaining a password.