Adam Suzor IT Consulting & Service

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Digital Citizenship – More than behaving online.

When I start up a conversation about Digital Citizenship, most people assume I will be talking about how to behave online. To date, I have not found an adult that has a misunderstanding on how to behave online. However, the majority of people I talk to have no clue on how to protect their digital content. In the “physical” world, you have a responsibility to protect your physical belongings. You do this by placing objects in buildings, putting a lock on your front door, putting in surveillance systems, etc. So why don’t you do this in the digital world? The easy answer is security is difficult and confusing in the digital world. However, I believe it does not have to be this way. We can all work together to protect our digital belongings the same way we protect physical belongings.   1. Limit the information you give out. If I walked up to you on the street and asked you for your name, street address, phone number, mothers name, pets name, and social security number you would think I am crazy and call the police. Too often I see people giving out information in our digital world that they would NEVER give out in the physical world. I suggest people create a second, fake identity for themselves. You can use this identity when a game or website asks for personal information.   2. Talk over a secured line. There is nothing wrong with privacy. We all have gone into a private room to have a private conversation. It’s time you do the same thing with your digital conversations. My... read more
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