F18B5 A - Z Privacy on Your Devices

Please note: this course requires membership in
Lifelong Learning Institute Membership 2018-2019

Dates:October 18 - November 15, 2018
Meets:Th from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location:JMU Ice House Room 107
Fee: $35.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact the program coordinator to find out if alternative classes are available.

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Topics will include computer/network basics and how things work; evolution of the internet the current state of network/web/social media; and ways to communicate including email, apps and cellphones. We'll discuss the "bad stuff," including predators, stalking, porn, privacy, hacking, security, and virus apps. We'll look at digital addiction, compulsive behavior, sleep issues, and safety-texting dangers. Bring your phone and we'll talk about phone types, advantages, and what's on the market. On Family Day, we'll cover parenting, grand parenting, and family considerations, such as educational efforts, "safe netting," teen trends, texting, destructive behavior, sexting, bullying, and scams.

Instructor: Joe Showker is an innovator in the field of digital ethics and Internet safety throughout Virginia and the nation. He served on the VA DOE committee to craft the nation's first internet safety school curriculum. He regularly presents and mentors on the above topics with digital devices and computers.

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