How to Stay Safe on the Internet

Learn how to browse online in a safe way and protect yourself from internet scams, the fundamentals.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Welcome to "How to stay safe on the internet" course.


  • We all know we need to stay safe while using the Internet, but we may not know just how to do that. In the past, Internet safety was mostly about protecting your computer from viruses. But today, the Internet's vast reach, constantly changing technologies, and growing social nature have made users more vulnerable to identity theft, privacy violations, and even harassment.
  • Why take this course?

    This course will introduce you to the type of threats you may encounter while online, understanding them and how to browse safely on the internet. Also, this course is about passwords, email spams and scams, downloading precautions, what to consider before you buy a product, how to protect your financial transactions, social networks, cyberharassment and cyberstalking, internet addiction, wireless and mobile device safety.

    This course will learn you the fundamentals of how to browse on a safe way on the internet.

    It doesn't matter how old are you. This course is for all of you but I mostly recommend this course to parents who have children so their children can learn the negative sides of the internet and they can recognize any kind of internet threat.

    The Internet has drastically changed the way that children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and people from all over the world. Yet along with offering a fascinating, new way to connect with the world, the Internet also offers new risks

    • Cyberbullying
    • Exposure to inappropriate material
    • Online predators
    • Revealing too much personal information

    We are in the age of internet and all of us, especially, children must know internet threats.

    At the end of my course students will be able to browse safely and secure the internet.

    Section 1 - Introduction

    1- Different viruses

    2- Privacy

    3- Googling

    Section 2 - Choosing strong passwords

    Section 3 - Protect your computer

    1- How to protect your computer

    2- Buying online, Risks

    3- Choosing antivirus software

    4- Additional computer safety practices

    Section 4 - Emails spams and scams

    1- Spam email

    2- Email scams

    Section 5 - Browsing safely

    1- Security features

    2- Browsing activity is tracked

    Section 6 - Financial transactions

    1- SSL certificate and security alerts

    2- Phishing

    3- Safe online shopping

    Section 7 - Social networking

    1- Privacy

    2- Setting up profiles

    3- Think before you share

    4- What to do when meeting people face to face

    Section 8 - Cyberharassment, stalking and addiction

    1- The negative sides

    2- Responding to cyberharassment and stalking

    3- Internet addiction

    Section 9 - Wireless safety and mobile safety

    1- WiFi network security

    2- Mobile safety

    3- Mobile and physical safety

    Thank you and enjoy !

    What are the requirements?

    • Only an internet connection is needed

    What am I going to get from this course?

    • over 40 lectures and 1 hour and 20 minutes of content
    • understand internet threats
    • create strong passwords
    • protect the computer from internet threats
    • identify email spams and scams
    • browse safely
    • protect the financial transactions
    • respond to cyberharassment and cyberstalking

    Who is the target audience?

    • This course is for newbies who are not familiar with the internet risks

    What you get with this course?

    Not for you? No problem.
    30 day money back guarantee.

    Forever yours.
    Lifetime access.

    Learn on the go.
    Desktop, iOS and Android.

    Get rewarded.
    Certificate of completion.


    Section 1: Intro
    Section 2: Introduction to Internet Safety
    Adopting a Safer Mindset
    Understanding Internet Threats
    Googling Yourself
    Section 3: Passwords
    Passwords : The First Step to Safety
    Section 4: Protect Your Computer
    Protecting your Computer from Internet Threats
    Things to Consider Before You Buy
    How to Choose an Antivirus Software
    Additional Computer Safety Practices to Consider
    Back Up your Computer
    Section 5: Email Tips for Spam and Scams
    Spam Emails
    Email Scams
    Dealing with Email Attachments
    Section 6: Staying Safe While Browsing
    Understanding your Browser's Security Features
    Understanding How your Browsing Activity is Tracked
    Section 7: Protecting your Financial Transactions
    When is a Website Secure for Financial Transactions
    Security Alerts and the SSL Certificate
    What About Phishing
    Safe Online Shopping
    Additional Tips for Conducting Online Financial Transactions
    Section 8: Smart Social Networking and Communication Tips
    Social Networking and Privacy
    Setting Up Profiles on Social Networking Sites
    Netiquette Tips and Think Before You Share
    Precautions to Take When Meeting People Face to Face
    Section 9: Cyberharassment Cyberstalking and Addiction
    The Negative Side to Communicating Online
    Responding to Cyberharassment and Cyberstalking
    Internet Addiction
    Section 10: Wireless and Mobile Device Safety
    Wireless Network Security
    Mobile Device Safety
    Mobile Devices and Physical Safety

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    Instructor Biography

    aleko pelo, IT Administrator, Enterpreuner, Teacher, Manager

    Hi. My name is Aleksander Dhiamandi

    I have been working as an IT for over 2 years now. It's something that I very much enjoy. In a world where we are increasingly hiding the complexities away from users (smart phones and fromets in particular), it is always satisfying to give that power back to people and allow them to do much more with their technology. But teaching is another thing I like to do. I also develop and manage websites, and manage computer systems for a few different companies. I am a businessman too. I feel that all my work is complementary and benefits from what I learn from and in the others. Combined, they give me a fairly good understanding of how everything works. It's good to walk and work with passion. This website is both for you, and for me. For you, it is a digital form of what I have been teaching my students over the years. For me, it is an opportunity to clarify and polish what I teach and how I deliver it. To these ends, if you have any feedback at all, be it to tell me you found a particular section confusing, or to let me know it was helpful, I would be more than happy to hear from you.

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