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Stop Using Linkedin like Facebook or Instagram!

They use Linkedin in the same casual way as they use facebook or instagram. It not just seems ridiculous but on a serious note it also hurts their career opportunities. First and foremost, LinkedIn is a professional network meant for business and career-related discussions, networking, and job search. It is not a platform for casual socializing or posting personal photos and updates. Facebook and ...

'Cyber Safety' & 'Cyber Security' are NOT the Same Things. Know the Difference.

Cyber safety is related to the protection of the people and cyber security is more related to the protection of the systems and infrastructures. Both are important aspects to consider when working with technology, since both the people and the systems they use can be at risk in today's digital landscape. They are closely related concepts, but not the same. Let's understand the differe ...

What is 'Content Pollution' on the Internet?

Content pollution on the Internet refers to the presence of unwanted, irrelevant, or harmful content that can negatively impact the user experience. This can include a wide range of content, including fake news, false articles, misleading information, spam, harmful or destructive content, age-inappropriate content, racist and biased content, hate speech against a country or religion, and more.

What is Online Grooming? Why is it Dangerous for Children?

This process often involves a predator posing as a child or teenager themselves in order to gain the trust of the child, and can take place on a variety of platforms including social media, gaming sites, chat rooms, and forums. Once the predator has established a relationship with the child, they will often try to elicit personal information, photos or videos from the child, and may even try to ar ...

Lifelong Learning and the DCIM Skills

Lifelong learning is the concept that individuals should continuously engage in learning throughout their lives, in order to develop new skills, acquire knowledge, and stay current with changes in their field of work or interest. This contrasts with the traditional model of education, which typically begins in childhood with primary and secondary schooling, and ends in early adulthood with post-se ...

Just "Googling" or Smart Searching? There is a Big Difference!

Using Google to search for information is something we do without giving any second thoughts. Dont we? It's super convenient, but be aware that not all the information you find on the Internet is trustworthy or accurate. When using Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other search engine, it is important to critically evaluate the sources of the information you find. Look for sources that are trustworth ...

Internet is a Tool-Box, Not a Toy-Box!

A vast majority of children, after learning the ABC of the Internet (i.e. Basics of using the Internet), get stuck into an infinite loop of EFG of the Internet – Entertainment, Fun and Gossip! They consider Internet as nothing more than a toy-box full of entertaining stuff.

Internet Maturity and the 4 Cs of the 21st Century Education

If you have ever been curious about the future of education and tried to look on the Internet about what's happening around the world on the topic, then you must have come across "4 Cs of the 21st century education" quite often! These are the most agreed upon learning-goals which students in any new education system must achieve. They are:

Information Overload is a Bad Side-Effect of Online Learning

Information overload is a phenomenon that occurs when an individual receives too much information at once and is unable to process it effectively. This can lead to feelings of confusion, stress, and frustration, and can ultimately hinder the learning process. In the context of online learning, information overload can occur when students are required to digest large amounts of information in a sh ...

Who is an 'information junkie'? Are you one?

An "information junkie" is a person who has an insatiable appetite for information, and seeks out new and diverse sources of information constantly. This can manifest in various ways, such as constantly checking news websites, social media, or forums for updates and new information, subscribing to multiple newspapers or magazines, or spending hours watching documentaries or listening to ...

Why must teachers learn Digital Citizenship and Internet Maturity skills?

Technology is increasingly being used in classrooms and schools, so teachers need to be proficient in using the digital tools and effectively incorporate them into their lessons and assignments. Teachers who are able to effectively use technology in the classroom may have an advantage in terms of job opportunities and promotions, as schools are looking for educators who are able to use techno ...

What are Netiquettes?

Netiquettes are a critical part of your online reputation! The word "Netiquette" refers to the etiquette or manners that must be followed when communicating on the Internet. It encompasses a wide range of behaviors and practices that are considered appropriate and respectful when interacting with others online. 

Criminals Love Social Media! But Why?

Criminals love social media because it is so easy for them to find their victims! to plan a crime such as robbery, kidnapping, rape, murder etc, they don't need to do anything except observing people's posts on facebook or instagram, where some people would themselves reveal their whereabouts, physical locations, travel plans, financial status etc. Social media provides criminals with ...

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