Digital Smarts: Protecting Your Online Reputation and Safety

Cyber reputation, security and safety have become important topics for students to understand and master. Real-life dangers from predators, spammers, and identity thieves are revealed through teen interviews and accounts from experts in cyber security and safety. Students learn why it is important to choose passwords that are hard to guess and why they should not share their passwords with others. Students are challenged to think about ways that digital technology can be used to enhance or damage their reputations. Teens talk about how compromising photos and other postings online became part of their permanent digital footprint. The video provides specific advice about how to protect students’ privacy, security and online reputations.