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Digital Literacy

Definitions of new terms Brad Tennant

citizenship citizenship Citizenship means being a member of and supporting your community and country. Citizens have both rights and responsibilities.
flame A deliberately mean-spirited message sent to others on the Internet.
grooming Techniques used by child predators to try to gain your trust.
harassment To annoy someone repeatedly. For example, cursing at, following, or mocking someone online.
netiquette Courtesy, honesty, and polite behavior practiced on the Internet - key component of digital citizenship!
phishing Phishing is a con game that scammers use to collect personal information from unsuspecting users. The false e-mails often look surprisingly legitimate, and even the Web pages where you are asked to enter your information may look real, but they are not..
predator One who stalks or uses lies, secrecy, or stealth, to get close enough to another person in order to easily hurt or harm them. Usually an adult.
sexting Sexting is sending sexually suggestive or explicit text messages, photographs, or videos via cell phones.
spyware Spyware is software that goes on your computer without your knowledge and steals private information.
trojan horse Similar to the Greek mythology, trojan horses are software programs that hide inside regular programs, such as games, disk utilities, and even antivirus programs. But if they are run, these programs can do great harm to your computer.
upstander An upstander is someone who takes action to stop bullying behavior or other inappropriate behaviors.
virus A virus is a program that duplicates itself and spreads throughout your computer destroying files, changing data, hogging all your memory, or doing anything that is possible with a computer program. Viruses only damage software, not hardware.
worm A computer worm is a type of virus that replicates itself, but does not change any files on your machine. However, worms can multiply so many times that they take up all your computer's available memory or hard disk space.
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