Published on March 8, 2014
10 things you need to know before browsing the World Wide Web Stéphane B. BAZAN Interdisciplinary Research Unit in Web Science Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth Keep Online S.M.A.R.T. Conference AUB – March 3rd, 2014
1 • The World Wide Web has no borders
1 • The World Wide Web has no borders – The WWW reaches every corner of the World – 2.5 billions people use the WWW – 634 millions websites – 1 billion active users on Facebook The WWW is everywhere
2 • Protect your identity
2 • Protect your identity – Your identity belongs to you – Don’t let others use your name or image – Avoid using your real name – Don’t give sites more than they ask for – Once it’s online, you can’t remove it Think before giving information to the WWW!
3 • Protect your device
3 • Protect your device – Change your password as often as possible – Don’t tell / write your password – Don’t let other people use your device – Never leave your device alone – Disconnect from Web services
3 • Protect your device – Use official and paid antivirus – Update your software – Avoid unsecure Public Wi-Fis – Avoid positioning services – Keep your Bluetooth off Your device is your personal key to the WWW
4 • The WWW is a dangerous place
4 • The WWW is a dangerous place – Don’t talk to strangers or play with them – Avoid anonymous chat and live messaging – Is this person really a friend? – Report anything unpleasant – Afraid? Shocked? Close the lid! You never know who really is on the other side
5 • Illegal is illegal… and dangerous
5 • Illegal is illegal… and dangerous – Piracy is a crime – Illegal Websites are dangerous for you – Do not accept to use or join illegal activities – If you don’t understand, close the lid! – “To good to be true”… is never good or true! Always ask your parents in case of doubt
6 • Respect yourself
6 • Respect yourself – Do not do something you’ll regret later – Avoid ridiculous images of yourself – Watch your mouth! – Unfriend people if necessary – You are responsible for your digital identity Your words and images will stay online forever
7 • Respect others
7 • Respect others – Be kind and polite online – Do not post or share other persons’ words or pictures without their permission – Do not make fun of other people online – Respect others’ beliefs, opinions, tastes It’s not because it’s virtual that it doesn’t hurt
8 • Know the rules
8 • Know the rules – Social Media sites have rules: Read them! – Learn how to tune your privacy settings – Are you sure you know who can see your data? – Do not let applications share information – Don’t lose control of your accounts If it says “restricted”, it’s for a reason!
9 • The WWW with Mom and Dad is cool
9 • The WWW with Mom and Dad is cool – The WWW is a great place to learn together – Mom and Dad also need to learn – Your parents should have access to your devices and all your online accounts (until you’re 18!) – Mom and Dad also like to go on the WWW: share your experiences and discoveries The WWW could be a great family activity
10 • Learn the WWW Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web
10 • Learn the WWW – Read about the WWW – Learn how to look for better content – Learn how to avoid fakes and disinformation – Create, develop, share! It’s easy! – Start a WWW club in the school… and a blog! This is for everyone! – Sir Tim Berners-Lee
ONLY YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE DANGERS OF THE WWW Think before clicking Act responsibly Learn and inform yourself Share with your parents
And sometimes… Just pull the plug! Stefan.firstname.lastname@example.org Blog.stefanbazan.com
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