Last week all the year 6’s of m.p.p.s got together and made accounts to earn eSmart licences. The way you earn your licence is by answering questions to 8 different topics and the pass rate is 80% before you started the test you need to read the fact sheet about each topic. To gain more information about eSmart licences it is available for year 6’s. https://www.digitallicence.com.au/home
Module 1: Digital devices
This quiz was about keeping your devices safe and looking after it. Some of the topics in this quiz were: Malware, spyware and viruses, Operating systems and web browsers, Wi-Fi and location-based software, Mobile security, safe mobile apps. The questions weren’t always the same which mean’t if you try to do a test again you wont always pass. I now understand that many things that are not safe on the internet may be disguised and may look safe. Viruses can damage your computer very badly if you don’t have security on your laptop, if you haven’t got the protection up-to-date, if you look at stuff that could be risky or if you click on things that say you have won something that is to good to be true. If you open a virus (possibly an email) could it spread to other devices that are somehow attached to the device or to devices were you have the email?
Module 2: Protecting Privacy
Some of the topics in this quiz were: Personal privacy and digital reputation, Others’ privacy and digital reputation, Strong passwords and storage, Phishing messages (pop-ups, emails etc.). Some of the questions were about what you do if someone gets a hold of your email password or what they could, if people get personal details, where the most likely places on the internet to get asked for personal details( not a scam ) and many others. This quiz helps you understand the dangers of people getting a hold of your personal details, it also helps with telling you what not to post.
Module 3: Searching and Researching
This quiz had topics like: Search engines and settings, Search engines and using them to find what you need, Downloading files, Disturbing or illegal websites. From this quiz I now understand that when you go on a website your computer automatically send information about itself to the website( information about the computer) The computers name and it’s user address. The quiz also helps with finding information on the internet Eg what to search up that will help you find information about your topic. This helps by saying that it is a good idea to use a range of different websites or resources.
Module 4: Creating and Sharing
Some topics in this quiz are: Digital rights and responsibilities ,Search engines and using them to find what you need, Irresponsible and illegal posts, Images and videos. This helped me understand things that may violate online reputations or applying for a job and they look at your social media accounts and the employer may think you are disrespectful because you post things that may be rude or mean to people, things that people might misinterpret and many other reasons.
Module 5: Social Networking and Gaming
Some of the topics were: Types of online social networks, Types of online games, Sharing and ‘over-sharing’, Balancing screen-time with time offline. This test shows what to do if you are asked for a trade which involves other peoples personal information. Some of the questions were also about balancing your screen time and about not giving away personal details for things that arent that important like winning a game.
Module 6: Communicating Safely Online
The topics in this quiz were: Instant messaging and SMS, Emailing, Voice and video safety, Sharing images online, Scams in messages. During this quiz I learn’t that SMS means short message service. I also learn’t that you need to be careful on social media because things may carry viruses. I now know how to communicate safely online and what happens if you don’t.
Module 7: Friends and Strangers.
Some of the topics in this quiz were: Online friends and unwanted contacts, Cyberbullying, Trolling and other aggressors, Meeting face-to-face