While the year 5’s have been studying for Naplan the year 6’s have been using a digital licence website to train ourselves for using the internet in the future. Each section has been split up into different areas or modules.
If you want to access the website here’s a link: https://www.digitallicence.com.au
Module 1 Digital Devices:
This module focused on the importance of what things to connect to your device and what not to connect. An example of what to not connect would be your bank details, etc. You would also avoid using foreign networks. I also understand the importance of taking care of your devices as they’re expensive pieces of equipment. Keeping your devices free of malware and being careful about what you’ve downloaded is also very important. I would like to know more about the other effects of malware and viruses on computers.
Module 2 Protecting Privacy:
This module focused on yours and others privacy and the importance of your password. They mentioned constructing your password out of multiple types of characters such a selection of uppercase and lowercase letters as well as some miscellaneous characters. I understand the massive impact of being hacked online as it has almost happened to me, several times,. As such I also understand the personal information that is at risk when an account or device is hacked into and the damage caused by that. I still have a question about how to test whether or not a password is effective.
Module 3 Searching and Researching:
This module was about how to protect yourself and what to be careful of when browsing the web, some of the things it said to look out for were scams, torrent sites, etc. It also mentioned the importance of choosing were you go on the web, how to use information you find on the web and how to go where you can find where you want to go on the web. I understand how important searching properly can be as sometimes what you can find is untrue or offensive. I also understand the dangers of downloading software even if it’s normally ok it’s always important to check exactly what your getting and where from. I still have a question about whether or not punctuation effects search results.
Module 4 Creating and Sharing:
This module was focused on how you can safely create and share information online, for example it mentioned asking people for permission to post a picture of them online and what content is appropriate to put onto the web in the first place. Another fact it mentioned was about what rules you should make for yourself when posting things online, like your own personal guidelines. I now understand the importance of checking what you create online because it maybe offensive to some people. I also understand the importance of not downloading or copying content that must be paid for because that can effect the artist’s sales and income greatly. A question I have about this is “How much data is uploaded to the internet a day and how much of that data if offensive?”.
Module 5 Networking and Gaming: