Online threats are dangerous activities or content that can harm you, your devices, or your personal information. Examples of online threats include viruses, malware, and suspicious links.
Learn to identify suspicious activities online by looking out for the following signs:
Remember, if something feels wrong or makes you uncomfortable, it might be an online threat. Trust your instincts and follow the steps in this lesson to stay safe.
If you encounter a potential online threat, stay calm and think about what to do next. Remember, it's important to act responsibly and not to panic. Take a deep breath and follow these steps:
If you see a suspicious link or message, do not click on it or share it with others. Clicking on a dangerous link could harm your device or steal your personal information.
For example, if you receive an email or message from someone you don't know with a link that says 'Click here to win a prize!', it could be a threat. Always be cautious and think before you click on any links or share them with your friends.
Now, let's test your knowledge. Below is a button that says 'Click here to win a prize!'. Remember what you've learned and decide whether you should click on it or not.
When you come across something online that makes you feel uncomfortable or seems dangerous, it's important to talk to a trusted adult. This could be a parent, teacher, or another adult you trust. They can help you understand what's happening and guide you on what to do next. Here's how you can approach a trusted adult:
Remember, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Talking to a trusted adult can help you stay safe online and learn how to handle similar situations in the future.