Social Media Safety
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Social Media Safety

Online dangers and safety for parents and children
4.5 (75 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,742 students enrolled
Created by Craig Blewett
Last updated 2/2014
English [Auto-generated]
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will be able to identify potentially dangerous online situations and know how to avoid them.
  • In this course you will learn how the youth of today are "wired", the risks of the digital world, and how to keep you and your family safer.
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  • Nothing, except a desire to know and learn!

ABOUT: This course will not only expose you to some of the real dangers of both the Internet and mobile phones, but it will also show you how to keep yourself and your family safer online.

MATERIALS: The course makes use of a series of captivating videos to expose you to the risks of the online world.

LENGTH: The entire course is about 1h45 but each video is only approx. 10 minutes

STRUCTURE: The course is built around the key danger areas of the Internet. The following are the topics covered:

  • Understanding the Net Generation
  • The lurking danger of Chat Rooms
  • The deadly threat of Sexting
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Facebook - Everyone's here!
  • YouTube - The hidden danger
  • Google - The Good and the Bad
  • The Teenage Brain
  • So you think you can't be scammed?

WHY DO THIS COURSE? Well, if you think your family is important, then this is vital! There is only one way to keep them safe, and that is installing Brain Security!

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Youth leaders
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
Understanding the Net Generation
1 Lecture 08:11

In this first introductory lecture I will give you an overview of what the course will cover and give you an insight into some of the crazy things happening in the world of our youth!

Preview 08:11
Chat Rooms
1 Lecture 14:49

Chat rooms are commonly used to "hang out" and talk to friends. Whether this be via computer-based applications or apps on the cellphone, the risks and dangers are very real. This session will not only make you more than a bit scared, but it will tell you what to do to avoid having your children get caught!

Preview 14:49

This short quiz is designed to test what you learned about Chat Rooms, and how to spot dangers and how best to keep your child safe.

Chat Rooms - Can you keep your child safe?
5 questions
1 Lecture 07:57

Sexting is the sending of naked or partially naked images from one cellphone to another. Not only is it dangerous, but it can potentially result in those who are found with the images on their phones being prosecuted as sex offenders!

The dangerous world of sexting

This short quiz will test to see if you were really listening to the hidden dangers in the world of sexting!

Sexting - An important test
4 questions
1 Lecture 08:33

Cyberbullying is an increasing scourge, where cowards hide behind phones and computers to pick on others. This session will tell you what to look out for and what you can do if you are aware of cyberbullying.

The deadly scourge of cyber-bullying

Cyberbullying is a deadly plague that is sweeping schools. Check to see if you are aware of the dangers and how to deal with them.

Cyberbullying - A deadly plague
4 questions
Facebook, YouTube, and Google
3 Lectures 34:51

With over a billion people on Facebook, there is no doubt that there are some bad people there too. The reality is that we give away far too much information, without thinking on Facebook, and this can be dangerous. This lecture will show you have shockingly scary this can be, and how to be more careful.

The risks lurking in Facebook

We all love YouTube - the question is, is there really anything wrong with it? You're about to find out.

YouTube - Be Careful

While Google is a life saver when it comes to the web...I mean what would we do without it. But in this great tool lurks a sinister risk to those who are not aware.

Google - the good, the bad and the ugly

This short quiz will see if you have remembered the key lessons about the risks and dangers of Facebook, YouTube and Google. Give it a try, it's important to remember these things.

Time to Face the Tube
6 questions
The Teenage Brain
1 Lecture 06:57

This session gives a fascinating insight into the brain of a teenager. You will learn something quite surprising, which puts an even greater responsibility on adults!

A look inside our kids' brains

It is vital that we understand why we need to learn these things, not just to keep our children safe, but because of the mechanics of how their brains work.

Inside their brain
3 questions
1 Lecture 14:23

Scams are all over the web. In fact at the moment there are probably a few scam emails in your inbox. Some are easy to spot, but some are so good they can catch even the most wary. In this lecture I will cover some of the scams that are out there and how to smell a "phish".

So you think you can't be scammed?

The problem with scams is they just get better and better. What have you learned about how not to be caught?

Scams - Can you be caught
4 questions
Conclusion & Test
2 Lectures 13:15

Time to wrap up and see what you have learned. Besides a summary there is a fun little test in this one.

Let's see what you learned

Summary Safety Information
3 pages
About the Instructor
Craig Blewett
4.5 Average rating
210 Reviews
11,501 Students
9 Courses
International speaker and University I.T. Lecturer

Craig is a dynamic international speaker who has been involved in business, I.T. and education for over 20 years, with his PhD speciality being in IT and learning. He has taught and inspired everyone from politicians to corporate leaders to parents to children, all around the world. In addition he has published numerous books and research papers on IT, and launched many successful businesses both offline and online.

Craig is not only pushing the boundaries of teaching and learning, he has pushed the boundaries of physical endurance having run over 30 marathons (42km/26mi), 8 Comrades Marathons (90km/56mi). For Craig, life is about living it to the full!

Craig's passion is to creatively inspire people, whether through his work with disadvantaged communities in Africa or through his seminars to international leaders. Join Craig, one of the world's foremost authorities in online learning, and not only will you learn amazing things, you will be inspired by his creative and engaging approaches.

If you want to find out more about Craig then visit his website below.

What people say about Craig

- "Craig has the rare ability to engage personally with each member in his audience" (A. Byrnes, PDM Pty Ltd, Australia),

- "Craig is a dynamic speaker, out-of-the-box strategic thinker and professional" (R. van Rooyen, Associate Partner, Deloitte)

- “Mr. Blewett is a pleasure to take in. The excitingly focused style by which he speaks keeps you on the edge of your attention.” (C. Stickney, USA)

- “Craig is an experienced and highly competent teacher and presenter. He has the rare ability to convey innovative concepts in an engaging fashion that is packed with enthusiasm but also logic and balance.” (Dr. Alleyne, UK)

- "Craig is possibly one of the most interesting presenters I have encountered. His students love him and in public forums he is unequalled." (Prof. Maharaj, UKZN, South Africa)