Q3 Cybersavvy Vocabulary

6. Cyber Safety

Key Vocabulary

Cybersavvy: Cybersavvy is an informal term that means being knowledgeable about computers and the internet, or being technologically inclined. It can also refer to having the knowledge and skills to stay safe online.

Hacker: A hacker is a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data.

Password recommendation: A password recommendation is eight characters in combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols.

Personal information: Personal information is information that can personally identify someone, such as their name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information.

Pop-up ad: A pop-up ad is an advertisement that appears on the screen while a web page loads or after it has loaded.

Security Patch: A security patch is an update, generally to the operating system, that adds new or improved security measures.

Settings: This enables users to set document properties such as privacy, sharing, and access.

Spyware: Spyware is software that secretly lets someone else get information from your computing device without permission.

Virus: A virus is a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.

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MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property
d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online