My family and I rely heavily on the Internet day in and day out. I use it to work, shop, interact with friends and my daughters use it to play educational games and even do assignments from school. So you would think that I would be pretty up to date on the dangers of the Internet.
But when I took the “Are You (Digitally) Smarter than a Fifth Grader‘ Quiz on the Digital Joneses website by Trend Micro, I was surprised to see that I am not smarter than a fifth grader (I got 11 out of 16). In fact, I am still in Internet safety school. My husband took the quiz and got 8 out of 16 so we have a long way to go in our household.
How did you do? Did you know what a ‘botnet’ was? I had no idea!
Luckily, we have been chosen as a Digital Joneses Family by Trend Micro in the United States to try to improve our internet safety within our day to day digital life. The Digital Joneses program consists of seven American bloggers and their families who each face unique challenges in protecting themselves and their families on the Internet. We have been given Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum Security software to install on ‘assets’. We will then take on a monthly challenge and report back to you how we did.
By doing this, not only will we be exploring how to keep ourselves and our families safer while on the computer, but we will also – hopefully – be able to provide real life tips and ideas to you and your family on making your Internet experience safer as well!
Like this great resource for parents who have kids on Facebook!
“It’s no secret that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus can be used as a cyberbullying tool. Be sure to keep a close watch on your child’s accounts to make sure that they are not being cyberbullied or are cyberbullying other kids. Make a deal with them that in order to have an account, they have to become your friend and let you see their full profile.
- If you need a cheat sheet to Facebook, we recommend this site, A Parent’s Guide to Facebook, that will walk you through everything you should know about Facebook.”
Learn more about Social Media Threats, Social Media Tips and and Titanium as well as all of the families participating on the Digital Joneses website! You can read about all of us, our families and our Internet safety concerns as well.
Don’t forget to test your digital knowledge in this fun and short quiz! You’ll probably be as surprised as I was at the results!
**I am a Digital Joneses Blogger and my family and I will participate in a year long program designed by Trend Micro. We will receive assets to take the challenges on. My opinions and writings are 100% mine and can not be duplicated or copied without prior permission. The assets received in exchange for our input will vary. Assets received to date: ASUS Zenbook computer. Please see my Disclaimers Page for more information.**