Welcome to the Khan Academy x Google Internet Safety Course! Get an overview of why internet safety is so important, and how this course will help you stay safe while online. Created by Sal Khan.
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- What is one way you could possibly avoid people stealing your information online?(22 votes)
- Always play it safe! Never download things from places you don't trust or look suspicious, always check the url (e.g. khancademy. org instead of khanacademy. org), never click on advertisements (no matter how good it looks), never enter any personal information (like birthdate, credit card info, address) into any website, unless you can be fairly sure it is safe. Using something like a VPN won't hurt either, but your school probably won't like that. If you see something that looks off, then try to get it off your computer as quickly as possible.(36 votes)
- what do you do if they take your money? how do you get it back?(12 votes)
- Is it fine to have the same password on multiple websites?(9 votes)
- No, it is not a good idea to have the same password for multiple accounts. Sal mentioned this at1:05when talking about cyber attackers getting into your accounts. He said, "If you have the same password in multiple places, well, they might be able to use that from one place to another."
Also in this video Mark Risher, explained it very well why you shouldn't have the same password for multiple accounts and devices:
- should I avoid ever entering sweepstakes(7 votes)
- Generally, I would say yes. A lot of them ask for personal information which you should never give out. Always tread carefully around them!(7 votes)
- Does it matter if it's a school account I mean what are they going to steal my notes to history that got me a C?(8 votes)
- Yes, even school accounts can contain information that a hacker might find valuable. For example, they could obtain your email address from a school account and use that to send you emails with dangerous links.(4 votes)
- should i share my password(8 votes)
- no it is verry dangerous because if you were to share it the person could see all of your information.
you probably know by now because its been 2 months for you.(2 votes)
- How can I avoid things like this?(3 votes)
- 1. Use strong passwords
2. Do not share your passwords
3. When you feel something is off, always inform a trusted adult(5 votes)
- step 1 that companies never talk about: just don't give your personal info to them. If it's not online in the first place, we don't need all this effort to keep it safe.
Google doesn't need your full name, address, phone number, and every other bit of info about you. don't give it to them.(5 votes)
- Google is a multimillion dollar company who has been forced to put many security measures in order to stop phishing, scams and malware to make sure they don't have to reimburse 1 million people. I think you can trust them.(1 vote)
- What is one way you could possibly avoid people stealing your information online?(3 votes)
- Use strong passwords! Although that doesn't seem to make a difference, but it actually does! It makes hackers take longer time to guess your password. Most importantly, never share your passwords with anyone! No matter how strong your password is, the moment you give it out, it becomes a weak password. So never reveal your passwords to anyone!(4 votes)
- Can some people track u from saying ur age and name?(2 votes)
- If they are advanced hackers, then yes. That is why lots of websites don't allow you to use your real name as your account.(5 votes)
- Hi everyone. Sal Khan here from Khan Academy, and I just wanted to welcome you to this course on internet safety. Now, you might be saying, "Why should I look at this course? The internet seems like this fun and fabulous place where I can interact with folks and get information and do all of these great things," but you also need to realize that the internet can be a dangerous place. There are people who are going to want to get access to your personally identifiable information, the things that would allow folks to say, take a credit card in your name, or pretend to be you, or steal money from you. So you wanna figure out, how do you protect that? And we'll have a lot more content on what exactly PII, or personally identifiable information is. As you know on the internet, you have many accounts. It could be an account for a site that allows you to play video games, but it could be your banking account. It could be where you send emails from, your social media. There are folks out there that would love to have access to those accounts. They might be able to directly do things on those accounts. It could be as little as embarrass you by taking advantage of your social media account, or it could be stealing money from you if it's your bank account, or if you have the same password in multiple places, well, they might be able to use that from one place to another. So beware of everything on the internet. You have a lot of information about yourself that could be valuable to others. And you're also going learn that some of those folks are going try to trick you. You're gonna learn about things like phishing attacks, where they're gonna try to pretend to be someone else and make you feel really urgent about doing something and giving information, once again, that you do not want these folks to have. So take a look at this course. It's going to be very, very important to you. Hopefully none of this stuff ever happens to you but if it does, you'll know what to do about it, but even more importantly, you're going to know how to prevent it. So hopefully you enjoy this course.