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B7 Privacy A to Z with Digital Devices and the Web

This multi-media rich course is in five parts with the first part being an introduction. Topics will include: computer/network basics and how things work, the history, evolution of the internet and social media, the current state of network/web/social media and ways to communicate including email, apps and cellphones. Next we'll discuss the "bad stuff": predators, trolls, stalking, porn, privacy/hacking/passwords/security/virus apps and reputation damage/self posting, and "drama." We'll talk about your phone options. Bring it to class! We'll talk about types, advantages, and what's on the market. We'll look at digital addiction, compulsive behavior, sleep issues, safety-texting dangers, hands free, microwaves, and provider options for families. On Family Day, we'll cover parenting, grand parenting and family considerations, children and screens, time management, educational efforts and partnerships, "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 Virginia "Guide to Internet Safety in Virginia Schools"-the nation's first internet safety school curriculum. He collaborated with the Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance at JMU in developing a Cyber Citizen's Guide for Virginia schools. He regularly presents and mentors on the above topics with digital devices and computers.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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