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A BETTER World is Possible: It Needs YOUR Action

A BETTER World is Possible: It Needs YOUR Action

For A Better World

Multi-Cultural Blog

A multicultural effort on showing how the world could become better. This blog is an example of multi-cultural author collaboration. This world that we live in is divided into different continents and countries. We still can make it as a better world, by finding areas of common interest among ourselves as humans, as well as sharing our knowledge about what could be done for a better world.

Actually (06 November 2010) we are present authors of Egypt, Luxembourg, Australia, United States, Switzerland, India and Italy, awaiting soon more countries to join in.

The authors are not “dreamers”, they have a “realistic thinking” background, they know that this world can not be changed in a short time, but they want to share their ideas and Tips to make it move forward

This article was a knol created on November 02, 2010 and was migrated to WP on December 29, 2011.

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Disclaimer


1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-trafficlightgreendan01Authors are trying on their best to present content which is accepted in any culture, that is why it is a Multi-cultural Blog. If you, dear reader would find something which you think is hurting you, or this could happen, so please let us know and we will try to clarify it… We don’t want to harm anybody, but it could be possible that we publish(ed) something without knowing that it could be not well accepted by some cultures. We are humans and trying to present something useful, so please if you find it not acceptable, just let us know and we will take care of it.. Thank you very much and we hope you enjoy it.. 🙂

Welcome To Our Readers


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[GM]: Good manners, such as greeting somebody (Hello, Hi…) also and especially on Internet (on Internet it is disappearing almost), saying “Thank you” to somebody and “please” are “keywords” for showing “Respect” to each other.

In my country (Luxembourg) we even say that those words are the “keys” that open all the doors…


Different authors with different cultures are trying to meet and share their knowledge on a Blog to break out the distances among themselves. Most of the authors present here have an educational and/or medical knowledge background and are using this knowledge to give you, dear readers, a guideline, an impulse for thinking on it how it could be, when wished so

In this blog we will try to give as much as possible guidelines about what we authors present here think what could be done for a better world and also we will show on this knol how it could possible be realized by using ICT and Education as possibilities…

We are not “dreamers“, we have a “realistic thinking” background, we know that this world can not be changed in a Century Time, but we want to share our ideas and Tips to make it move forward…


If you, dear reader and/or knol author, have the same mentality, please let us know it by a comment. 

Thanks to do so, you will be welcome 😉


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When I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.

So, dear readers, make yourself feeling good and share this knol (unit of knowledge) with other people, thanks in advance 😉

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Introduction

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-trafficlightgreendan01We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.
There are multiple ways existing already to make this World better, to let you know what could be done authors of this knol have created different sections to show you what exactly is existing, such as:
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  • Alternative Energies for a better world
  • New Architecture Technologies for a better world
  • Science for a better world
  • Traditional medecine for a better world
  • Sharing our knowledge for a better world
  • Multicultural Events
  • New Knowledge in Psychology, the positive thinking
  • Education for a better world
  • Generation Exchange for a better world
  • Helping The Poor to take part of the already present knowledge
  • Financing with MicroCredits to give opportunity to learn
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PS: Give your brain a kick and start thinking on how yourself can contribute to a better world, the solutions are described here in this blog 😉

Some wise words:

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. Dalai Lama

By developing a sense of concern for others’ well-being, then no matter what others’ attitudes are, you can keep inner peace. Dalai Lama


What Is Multicultural???

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What is multicultural??? It is like a rainbow, lots of different colors and most lots of different mentalities, different ways to see the same things…

This blog tries to show the common things for everybody with different mentalities but with the same goal “For A Better World” and I am sure we will be able to find a common point of interest and also a common point of on how to change things 😉


The World, Our Home, Let Us Preserve It…



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This video is a must to watch it: We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.


The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.

For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film.

—> HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet. <—

Yann Arthus-Bertrand


For Education: This is the BEST video ever made to explain what our World is, it takes 1h33 minutes, so prepare your courses in advance considering the time of the video… But it is worth to show your students this video and later on the other videos  who are shown in the section below. After watching these videos, try to make a “Question and Answer” session together with your students and learners, a need…
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Our World, What Is Happening Now With It?

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The Human Footprint 1/10The Human Footprint 1/10 CO2 Emissions In ChinaCO2 Emissions In China We Are The WorldWe Are The World

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Me profiting from when I help other people, it is me who gives something and not the other person???” Such may be your thinking, but…There are new ways in Psychology who are describing this very well such as:

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When I do something for other people, I feel good, “says Peterson“. When you do something voluntarily for others, not only for its own interests, it is rewarded. In some mysterious way, serve as an “altruistic” (the opposite of selfishness) gives his own life more important. It seems that nature have put it in our genes, or that people are happy when they have the spirit of sharing, community spirit.
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When I am happy and talking to other persons so my positive karma is going over to other persons as well and they will learn also to become happy (without taking drugs) and happy persons are more open minded and constructive thinking as well. Constructive thinking means also doing and/or creating something new related to new acquired knowledge and sharing this new acquired knowledge again makes things move forward, a positive step who will get amplified by other people following that same good mentality…

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By sharing our knowledge, like we authors do here, people will know what happens with the world, what could be done to help for a better world and also how people can come together by respecting each other. The Sharing Of Knowledge over the Internet has the Power of 24/24 hours availability and the information could get read where ever, Internet connexion provided…

 


Prominent People For A Better World…

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Traditional Medicine

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Krishan MaggonBefore World War II, medicine was mostly traditional all over the world except few drugs like aspirin, insulin and few vaccines. Advanced in medicine and science and imaging have contributed to the resurgence of modern medicine in most of the Western and developed world.

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womanchemistgeraldg.01Lack of health care insurance in developing and poor countries and the high cost of modern medicine has made it out of reach for over 70% of global population. Thus over 5 billion persons in our world rely mainly on the traditional system of medicines like the Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, Shaman, Persian, Arab, African/Asian/local tribal medicine men, phytotherapy, homeopathy and a diverse variety of remedies, cures and treatments. These cures are often derived from nearby forests or local resources. The early practitioners of traditional medicine were saints, community leaders or learned scholars and were recognized as well wishers of the society. This tradition still continues in rural communities, where traditional medicine men are sought after for health care and general social problems of the family.
The main ethical issue in poor communities and populations today is how to deliver modern healthcare and make it accessible to all. It is a moral dilemma that even over 60 years after the foundation of WHO, the world is not able to educate all its children or provide an efficient health care to the poor sections of its population or eliminate misery and poverty.
 
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The cost of traditional medicine is much lower, it is closer to the community, and patients get personal attention or the healing touch of the practitioner who speaks the same language. Traditional medicine until a few decades ago has never been practiced as a commercial service like modern medicine and patients pay according to their ability and financial status. The World Health Organization has recommended for the incorporation of the traditional systems of medicine for communities where it is accepted, into the primary health care system. Although traditional medicine did not learn from the rest of the world or incorporate modern ideas from science and medicine, there is no reason for modern medicine to ignore traditional systems of medicines. These systems must be reinterpreted in the light of our new knowledge and incorporated in modern medicine along with other forms of traditional medicine.

 





New Drugs Offer Magical Cures To Save Lives 

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New anticancer drugs in development offer us the possibility of dramatic and complete cure for Metastatic melanoma.
The story of the 2 new wonder drugs Ipilimumab and BRAF inhibitor PLX 4032 have been extensively covered in the media.
New drugs acting on the nerve growth factors NGF offer us the real possibility of relief from chronic pain for 1-2 months with a single injection. In addition, these drugs are non addictive and free from liver, kidney and gastrointestinal adverse drug reactions of current analgesics.
The central role of beta amyloid protein in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease has highlighted its role in memory loss and cognitive functions. New drugs aimed at beta amyloid protein may slow, stop or even reverse degrading cognitive function and memory loss.

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What Can Education Do For A Better World???


Teacher iconEducation, if well managed can do a lot for a better world. The teaching system (worldwide) should teaching more about sensibleness of nature and social conflicts, not only the basics what is already on the teaching schedule, more teaching of sensibleness how humans are destroying our planet, trying to make learners sensible to the planet problems…

What is Education already doing for a better world??? There is a worldwide Student Exchange Program for cultural understanding existing as well as a special Concept of knowledge sharing from the European Commission, called “COMENIUS“, please watch here “Comenius“. Other possibilities from the European Commission could get found here “Education & Training“.

Education should be FREE for everybody worldwide, there is already something happening, not known by most of the people, have a look here please “Khan Academy“. Khan (The Founder) intends nothing less than “tens of thousands” of tutorials offering the “first free, world-class virtual school where anyone can learn anything.” Have a look on here as well, please: Bill Gates’ favorite teacher

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Starting On The Beginning, Education To Youth


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Youth is the future anyway, so Education to Youth with their own actions should be promoted, the European Commission is doing so as a lot of other worldwide known organizations such as:

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Generation Exchange / Café des âges / Dialogue Café



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.In collaboration with the Alliance of CivilizationsCISCO launched Dialogue Café at the Istanbul Forum. The project is based on a radical but simple idea: ordinary people have more in common than not and given the opportunity will explore their common interests even across radical geo-political divides.

Dialogue Café links diverse groups of citizens from around the world through third generation video-conferencing technology, thereby creating a new space for social innovation and exponentially expanding our ability to solve problems and innovate as a global community. Dialogue Café’s development is being supported by an international multi-sector consortium of partners, enabled by cutting-edge technology, and most importantly is driven by ordinary people.

The Café proof of concept will commmence with preparations for pilot cafes in New York, London, Istanbul and the Middle East.

In the French Speaking Community there are already similar activities running, those cafés are called “Café des âges“, places where young and older generation come together around a good drink and where they are discussing about a “daily chosen” theme.
One of those themes is as example (we published it already here): “Music, A Link Between Generations?“.

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What Can ICT Do For A Better World???

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So as most of you know probably, Internet is like a trap when people are not aware about the dangers and the security. Security is a must on our days, we need to protect our computers and also we need some special tools to know if the web sites we are visiting are secure. One of those tools is WOT (World Of Trust)…



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WOT, protect yourself from online scams, sites with adult content, spam and other Internet threats. The Wot community has rated millions of websites so you can search, shop online and surf for fun without worrying. 

—> Get WOT now! <—


Un homme averti en vaut deux (FR) / Gefahr erkannt ist Gefahr gebannt (DE) / Forewarned is Forearmed (EN)

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First of all, Internet must be present in any country of the world, as also a good broadband of Internet services, below you will see the last report from Cisco about “The World’s Broadband Leaders in 2010“, who gives you an overview on how “bad” certain countries still are, there is still a lot of work to do to give customers in certain countries the possibility to use Internet…

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What is the need for the near future (2015)??? Please follow this link.




Architects For A Better World

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Our planet is in danger.The film below is about architecture that cares about nature, about people and about our future. 10 world famous architects share both their vision and solutions on sustainable building. It’s called also Green architects or sustainable architecture.
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Alternative Energies For A Better World


Our planet is in danger.The films below are proposed solutions to use energy on alternative ways…

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Fair Trade Labelling And Rainforest Alliance / Coffee

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Why fore “Coffee” here as part of a better World??? “Coffee” stays here for “relaxing“, “tasting“, “taking part of social life” by drinking “Coffee” together with other people, which is also “harmony”. By buying also only Coffee from small companies “Fair Trade” and/or Rainforest Alliance you will help to survive small earning people and not only sponsoring the Big Concerns…

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Fair Trade“: “Tackling Poverty And Empowering Producers Through Trade
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FLO is a group of 24 organizations working to secure a better deal for producers. They own the FAIRTRADE Mark – the product label that certifies international Fairtrade standards have been met. 
Rainforest Alliance: The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversityand ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
Fair Trade Labelling and Rainforest Alliance are not only trading Coffee, please visit their web sites to learn more…
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Our Existence Depends On Managing The Earth Resources


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In the modern world of ours even the authorities are chopping down the trees in the name of development. This knol pin points the great damage we are causing to the very existence of human beings by cutting down trees around the world.

A knol by Philip Verghese (PV Ariel): http://knol.google.com/k/our-existence-depends-on-trees#

Trees, Fishing and other resources… in preparation…



Helping The Third World


sharing iconThere are several organizations worldwide who aim for helping people as a path out of poverty, which will get displayed here:

The UN General Assembly held a meeting on 13th October 2010 in which the role of microfinance as a path out of poverty was discussed… learn more…
You can help also by buying gifts for Xmas on different organizations where the money will get distributed to whom who need it, such as:


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Microfinance, microcredits, Fair Trade…


 


Music As A Link For Multicultural And Generations Living Together


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Music is a very good possibility for sharing feelings and for showing also the taste of different generations and nationalities. But it is not only the music, people forget much often to understand also the lyrics. So when listening to a music video why not searching to find the same with lyrics.


By understanding the meaning behind a song (Music and Lyrics), it is possible to feel how a generation and a culture is thinking. By organizing Multi Cultural Music Festivals in a country, this allows to bring together different cultures…
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What are other countries listening for music??? The Charts of different countries… coming soon…

     
Flag Country Country Music News Web addresses
United Kingdom (Europe) TOP of the charts UK from MTV
United States
Canada
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France (Europe)
Switzerland (Europe)
Luxembourg (Europe) DNR Hit-Café + RadioAktiv
Egypt El Sawy Culturewheel
 Europe Europe TOP 20 from MTV

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News Around The World


newspapernicubuculei01To understand better each others mentality it is good to know the news of each country and/or continent, here below some news around the world. These News are automatically actualized 24/24 hours… So, come back often to watch…




     
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United Kingdom (Europe)
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France (Europe)
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Luxembourg (Europe) Luxembourg News from Luxembourg Portal
Egypt Egypt News & Egypt Daily News
Germany (Europe)

Flag source: http://www.printableworldflags.com/

Icons used in this knol are Open Source (Freeware) and are part of “Open ClipArt” and the Flag Icons used above are from “Flag source: http://www.printableworldflags.com/“. If you like those flags and you would like to use them also, so once on that web site, click on “Icons”, you would have the choice from different sizes. My choice here was 24×24 pixels.



International Food, Eating and Hunger In The World…

chefjarnovasamaaInternational Food, why fore is this section in here, sounds strange to me??? Answer: by knowing what other people are eating and also their habits on how they are eating we could understand a bit more about their lifestyle and their mentality as well as their social status…

Eating is a must for every human isn’t it??? And by eating different dishes from different cultures we are knowing a bit more about other cultures isn’t it??? By creating exhibitions about international food we are creating places where multicultural people are meeting to know each other better, isn’t it so???

Aware of the issues represented by the Greater Region in the economic development of the catering sector, EXPOGAST is located in Luxembourg, the business heart of the region. The opportunities offered by the international dimension of Luxembourg, Belgium, France and Germany are enhanced by the specific features of Luxembourg where 44.66% (1) of residents are foreign, expecting the highest added value to be offered, but demonstrating the particularly high level of loyalty among traditional Luxembourg visitors.

 

The social criteria of current and potential visitors to EXPOGAST: the international community, multiculturalism, multilingual skills and a high purchasing power are some of the factors favouring the economic development of gastronomy, culturally embedded in custom and usage.

Visit this link, please to understand more about it: EXPOGAST and the Best Link here ONT-LUXEMBOURG. 51 nations are present…more than 2,300 cooks from 5 continents…

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Hunger In The World…


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Be aware: you will see shocking photos, are you prepared for reality???

We have seen in the section above the luxury and now here below you will see the reality of poverty and Hunger in the World, think on it, please…

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What’s about about a small QUIZ??? Do you think you know really everything about “Hunger In The World”???

Try it out and you might be surprised (GM: I was surprised how less I knew…)

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Here is the link: Hunger IQ




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Multicultural Events And Associations In Different Countries…

Multicultural Events in different countries


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This bazar exists since 50 ears (2010) and counted 49 nations in 2008… On December 4th and 5th 2010 more than 30,000 people will visit the 50th International Bazaar…
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Blues’n Jazz Rallye in Luxembourg


Multicultural Associations in different countries

Luxembourg:

About Multiculturel Luxembourg-PDF File From The Ministry



Country Origines (Roots)


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When working together as a Team with multicultural authors it is good to know more about the countries and the mentality of those countries. Also what are the origines, the roots of the people living there as well as the roots of the spoken language(s) of those countries.
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Luxembourg (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg)

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The countries “Motto“:

Mir wölle bleiwe wat mir sin‘. It looks like German and Dutch, mixed together and means: ‘We want to stay what we are‘.

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luxembourgLuxembourg is one of the smallest countries of the world with 502,000 inhabitants only (2009), but also one of the richest countries in the world relating to “List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita“.

The roots of the people are Celtic and the spoken language is Luxembourgish, while the administrative languages are French and German.The newspapers are mostly written in at least three languages, Luxembourgish, French and German with sometimes also English…


Living myself in a country (Luxembourg) where there are living about 44% (2010) people from different nationalities, even that Foreigners could outnumber Lux nationals by 2020. It is the highest proportion of foreigners of any EU country, so I am used to it, living with different mentalities, but others probably not…

Luxembourg is situated in the heart of Europe and bordered by France, Belgium and Germany. In 2009 the abroad (frontier runners) working people in Luxembourg by per cent was 43% from the total working people in Luxembourg. From those 43% were 49,4% French people, 25,4% Belgium people and 25,1% from Germany. More information here in French: les frontaliers.lu

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Possible Problems When Working Together With Different Nationalities…

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We will try here to explain what could happen when authors of different nationalities and mentalities are working together and/or meeting on comments-section… As I don’t have yet prepared an English text for it, please have meanwhile a look on my knol in French, below:

As Knol discontinued on May 1,2012 the proposed links of knols don’t work anymore! One day there will be new links proposed once the migration of these knols are done to WordPress…



What Could Be Done For Sensibility About Planet Earth Problems???


  • Education can play a big role to sensibilize students about the problems of our planet by teaching learners and students about reality…

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Online games such as explained in the videos side could also help a lot for that people realize the present danger…

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Some Humor 😉

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Humor is internationally accepted and understood… With humor things who normally would never get accepted could get accepted by the way of laughing about each other (very important)!


Humor makes it much more easy to bring people on a “win-win” situation, thus meaning (as example): somebody tells a joke about the country of his “conversation partner” and the other one replies also with a joke about the other ones “conversation partner” country. So at least they have “fought” on a social and peaceful wise, which is normally accepted and when there are good (peaceful)  characters this could even help to build up a friendship 😉

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And now??? Don’t take it too serious, please 😉
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Authors Point Of View On How To Realize A Better World

 Ibrahim H. Hussney

Ibrahim H. HussneyIn the world of managing and developing businesses; you need always to be near from the facts and working with the reality, the necessary existence of these two principals in the mind are for the sake of the business itself and also help not to lose the thread of the correct ways needed for developing its management, The question which may jump to your mind now, are you able alone to see this reality?. And if so; for what extend you can?

For a Better World, you need to work within a team considering yourself like a part of a bigger system, nowadays you are not able to isolate yourself and working everything alone, performing what we called “One Man Show” became not feasible anymore, twenty eyes can see better than two, also twenty eyes can see much more details and touch much of the realities especially when we talk about those what are hidden away from the only two eyes.
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Five tools you need to dominate in order to develop your talent of Seeing Reality Through Other’s Eyes, so you need to go through:

a-Establishing more relationships for widening and supporting your ideas.

b-Go for more conversations and brainstorming to determine the future shape.
c-Suspending your assumptions for a while and think systemically.
d-Balancing between advocacy and inquiry while implementing new policy.
e-Open your mind, heart and teach yourself the philosophy of keep moving to see new people and places.
  • More relationships mean more people to know, mean more ideas to discover, mean more opportunities to discipline your own ideas and mean finally to get the necessary support for these ideas.
  • More conversations and brainstorming to be involved with, mean to become more near to discover the better shape for the future you are looking for yourself and for your society; hence for the whole world.
  • Try to suspend your assumptions for a while which always pushing you, change your thinking style from linearity to non-linearity or in spite you are always logic in your thinking you need also some creativity to express. The best is to balance between both styles.
  • Never adhere yourself always to advocate your new policy; train yourself to inquire for more and more details, such behavior certainly will develop your ideas and support your advocacy at the end of the day, helping in implementing your new policy smoothly; also balancing between both issues is always required.
  • Open your mind, your heart; open all of your possible windows to learn and to know whatever is new and all whatever may help in achieving your goals; train yourself to adapt the philosophy of keep moving, that will help your talent of discovering things via visiting the new places and knowing new people and cultures.

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If you succeed in accomplishing these few missions, finally you are the one who become able to establish your own better world and sharing with the better world of the others.
“I have to extend my thanks to Peter Senge, Brayan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley; the author and co-authors of The Necessary Revolution, Working Together to Create a Sustainable World ©, the book  inspired me to write these few lines”.  




Abbreviations

ICT: Information and Communication Technologies
[GM]: Gust MEES
[MAK]: Moharram KHALIFA
[PeB]: Peter BASKERVILLE
[E1C]: Eric CLAUSEN
[KM]: Krishan MAGGON
[SC]: Silverio CARUGO
[PVA]: PV Ariel


Summary


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So, after having published that much in here in this blog, what is the most important???




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Gust MEES: We are ALL humans, wherever we are living, whatever our social status is, whatever our education is, whatever our religion is, whatever our character is, whatever our opinion is, whatever our ethics are, whatever our ethnics are. Acting as a human means also sharing our knowledge to ALL the people (not necessary on a commercial way)…



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Think on that and react on a “win-win” situation when talking (also comment on Internet) to other people, please.
Think “Constructive” and not “Destructive”.



TOGETHER we build a better world, if wished so…

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Ever thought about this??? Animals don’t destroy what is under their feet, but what are human people doing??? Humans (we, us) are destroying everything what is under our feet, and even in the space already now also. Is this serious???


Tolerance

Be tolerant with other people, try to understand them…


Share your knowledge with other persons, use Social Media, it is FREE…

Resources


Free web development resources on ENTHEOSWEB


Try to contact your local radio stations and TV channels to propose reporting about Hunger in the world…


This FREE HTML-Code from ENTHEOSWEB


Web Informer Button

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Ever thought to join in for helping to make a better world??? “L’union fait la force” (FR), “United We Stand“!!! (EN)

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If this blog makes you think and your grey cells are getting activated, so that your filter situated between your two ears (your brain) starts to get more activities as usual, than we as authors are very happy. Thus meaning that our message(s) made move something. Feel free to leave a constructive message and why not, if interested to join in, let us know please…

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HowTo | TEACHing In The 21st Century | THE Change

HowTo | TEACHing In The 21st Century | THE Change

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WHAT Did Change?

First of ALL, WE as teaching persons are NOT anymore teaching in a closed room, NO WALLS anymore as WE are using NOW ICT, the internet and Edtech tools as well as Social-Media! We are visible and can use “Communication“, OHHHH, do We know what that is!? It is a two-way, a “bi-directionalway, MOST are certainly NOT used to it, ONLY used to give the directions to OTHERS and standing in front of the classroom. BUT NOW, there is a NEW pedagogy in general, check, please:

Teaching, blog posts shouldn’t be boring anymore, let us try to give this IMPORTANT message through, please, thanks. Engaging, Motivation, Fun, visual thinking, creativity, passion, should be part of it as well. To make a start, here below a music video 😉

BTW: if WE, as teaching persons don’t show OUR creativity in blogs, posts, HOW could WE expect that Students, Learners will learn it? WE need to be an example for THEM 😉

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And NOW while using the internet, Apps, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) there comes ALSO another BIG CHANGE: and every medal has its revere, so ALSO these mentioned 😦 WE, as teaching persons can’t and DON’T have the right to ignore that, OR are WE ONLYCherry-Pickers“!? WE have to look on OUR LEARNERS STUDENTS to give THEM BEST Education, right? An Education who follows the needs of the Century and the actual situation, an Up-To-Date Education! Thus meaning: WE MUST have Cyber-Security knowledge, the basics!

This said, it would be good to remind this, please. ===> I am NOT a TEACHER, I am an Awakener! <===

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WHAT SHOULD 21st Century Education be in short form? Check ===> 1.) Awareness 2.) Responsibility 3.) THE WHY 4.) The consequences 5.) TEACHing 6.) Collaboration

I would ALSO invite YOU to read the book of “Howard GARDNER” ===> “Five Minds For The Future” where YOU will see below about WHAT it is. In My Humble Opinion: A MUST READ to understand WHAT WE as teaching persons need to take care about for the 21st Century LEARNER.

5 Minds For The Future

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Thus Meaning – Awareness Is A Must! ===> Adapting To ICT! <===

THUMBS-UPTeachers are getting seen, are visible through Social-Media, parents are ALSO used to ICT and Social-Media and have sometimes good knowledge about it and Newspapers are daily publishing about what is NOW already NOT so new anymore, the problems from the internet, the Cyber-Security issues such as attacks, Malware infections through visiting websites, the MUST of installing Antivirus and Anti-Malware solutions (the condom for internet usage…)…

If TEACHERS, EDUCATORS are NOT prepared for that (EDUcation SHOULD motivate that knowledge, anyway…) THEY will get seen by the masses as #21tCenturyiDiots, as this is already circulating through the Social-media, such as Twitter and Facebook! WE as teaching persons MUST adapt to that situation and learning the basics of Cyber-Security, which is actually NOT that difficult as most people think, it is mostly a REFLEX which WE need to adapt!

Teachers, Educators, who are showing up on Social-Media with mediocre knowledge are certainly NOT anymore that welcome, as THEY show a BAD reputation for the profession of teaching persons!

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TEACHING the Profession THAT creates OTHER Professions

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Mac Mentality?

Ohhhh, there I am touching some for sure, strange title, isn’t!? WHAT has a Mac-Mentality to do with 21st Century Education? WHY do I mention this here? MORE as MOST would THINK (?), WE go for Deep-THINKing NOW, OUT of School-Cocoon Mentality, WHAT happens in Real-World (BTW: I am NOT against Apple and NOT looking for an OS-WAR… Any OS has its right to exist! 😉

UnLEARNing the OLD 2 adapt 2 the NEW Pedagogy ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Unlearning … 

Let me explain a bit: my sixteen (16) years of experience (2014) with people who are Mac users (where I have a lot of friends using a Mac) has shown me that these users don’t mostly care about Cyber-Security as Apple told them they shouldn’t have to take care, that Apple products don’t get virus! BUT that has changed over the years and even Apple changed the text as shown below, please check it.

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Apple related products have gained a great marked share now and they are NOW ALSO interesting for the Cyber-Criminals!  The same even for Linux also, Microsoft anybody knows that already since very long! Let us have a look on the market share of the different “Operating Systems” (OS):
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Priority Change In Education, A MUST!

WE as teaching persons have FIRST to remind us THIS:

TEACHING the Profession THAT creates OTHER Professions

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When WE have a look on the left hand side picture, it SHOULD remind us WHAT OUR task really is, isn’t it!? A BIG Responsibility for sure, and one which WE can handle if WE are Up-To-Date with OUR “Professional Development“, especially when WE know where to set the PRIORITY!

WHAT does the market need? That SHOULD be OUR first THINKing! Employers NOW need people with computer and ICT skills, NO WAY to say I don’t know about that, even in the lowest career! THAT was YESTERDAY! Nearly everything NOW is handled with computer based Technology and every crafts man needs ALSO to have a basic knowledge about ICT!

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In the 21st Century there is a MUST of Priority CHANGE in EDUcation: WE MUST adapt to the change and integrate Cyber-Security in OUR Mentality! YES, I said Mentality, the way WE are THINKING!

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If NO CHANGE, Then WE Are Creating A Society Of NAIVETY!

sharing iconSounds strange, the topic? Try to Deep-THINK and YOU will understand? Let me explain a bit: by being “Cherry-Pickers” and ONLY showing the positive side of the internet WE don’t show the REALITY! Remember YOU that every medal has its reverse, so ALSO the internet and any Apps as also any other EdTech tool! WE should first tell the students, learners that there are dangers and ALSO Cyber-Crime around and that ===> Nobody-Is-Perfect <===. Remind every time also this ===> Forewarned Is Forearmed <===.

SO… NOW by knowing this, remember ALSO that WE are living in a sharing society through Social-Media,OK? Imagine that there will be MORE people without the appropriate knowledge and skills and share it with OTHERS…

I invite YOU to read my blog posts below for more information:


Valuable Resources To Check

THUMBS-UPSee WHAT Researchers and OTHERS (great teachers) say ALSO:

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Keywords for me as a reminder to create this blog post: The filter between OUR ears needs an #upgrade 2 adapt for #21tCentury! After done this WE need daily #Updates 2 keep it up2date, different situation with internet, tools, cybersecurity, cybercrime, Internet-Safety, Digital Footprint, digcit, Responsibility, Awareness, Society, Learners are future workers, Economy, linking back to other created posts, teachers too much used on THEORY and NOW Praxis as well (hard to adapt), Mac Mentality, Naivety, Coach & NOT anymore Teacher, Critical THINKing, Criticism, Proactive-THINKing,reputation of teaching profession…

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Digital Citizenship And ALSO Its Terminology

Digital Citizenship And ALSO Its Terminology

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Digital Citizenship And ALSO Its Terminology

When WE want to share OUR thoughts on a global view with OTHERS, who have a different mentality (and that is for sure…), different culture (that is for sure also), different laws (that again is also for sure)  WHEN WE talk about Digital-Citizenship on a global view WE must know that there are a lot of different definitions about it who are dependent on which continent (and country also) one is living! Sounds strange, BUT it is a fact, especially when one is involved on Social-Media (Twitter and Facebook), where outside Europe ===> Internet-Safety, Cyber-Security and Privacy <=== are NOT that much considered! The same ALSO, in general, the TERMINOLOGY of Cyber-Security isn’t really understood by most of people, Educators and Teachers especially…

In my humble opinion, it doesn’t help a lot to speak about something (whatever it would be…) by NOT knowing the TERMINOLOGY, so let us start with that first, please. WE will have a look on an Infographic to explain… By The Way: this is THE BEST Infographic I actually know and it is from EDUDEMIC! A website to bookmark and to follow on Social-Media as well 😉 .

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Terminology

Chat iconSo, let us come back to the Terminology, please. MOST of the employed Terminology is already well known by most users, BUT especially Privacy, Internet-Safety and Cyber-Security are a bit seen as “StepChildren” in Education and THAT shouldn’t be as THEY are a part of 21st Century MUST have knowledge, excuse-me please 😉 WE need to give OUR kids the BEST Education while working and learning with BYOD and any connected device to the internet! We as TEACHING persons don’t have the right to be CHERRY-PICKERS, so as every medal has its reverse WE MUST show that side ALSO to OUR learners, kids, students! THAT is OUR RESPONSIBILITY!

The “Operating System” (OS) doesn’t matter at ALL, they ALL have vulnerabilities and need care, such as “OS Updates” (Windows, Mac, Linux and others…), Browser Updates, Third Party Updates (ALL installed programs on the computer…), and of course special protections such as Anti-Virus, Firewall and Anti-Malware!

SO… To let YOU know about those vulnerabilities, please, have a look here:

So… As there is SO MUCH to know and to understand, let us try to section it by TOPICS…


Privacy

To make it as short as possible with words in this blog, I invite YOU to visit my curation about it where YOU will find ALSO a lot of Infographics which YOU can use in YOUR class.There are a huge amount of it, so make YOUR choice, please. Meanwhile check the video below, who explains very well…

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Internet Safety

Here again, there are so many resources online, where I invite YOU first to check the Infographic below, please, and ALSO to check my curation about the best value articles.

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Final Word

community-jpegI wanted to make this blog post a short one, BUT NO WAY, I couldn’t. Anyway YOU have NOW a page where YOU will find a maximum on selected, valuable information available on YOUR finger tips, use it wisely 😉 As any of my blog posts it will get updated (surely…) as quick as I get a new insight and or ideas…

BTW: One can’t explain shortly WHAT life is, so NEITHER one can’t give ALL the necessary advice to become a Digital-Citizen, ===> it’s an eternal adapting process! <===

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Keywords which I need to create this post to remind me and which are a hint for YOU to THINK deeper: BYOD, Privacy, eCitizen, digcit, Digital Citizenship, Infographics, Curation, blogs, Terminology, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, Spam, Malware, Cyber-Hygiene, car, immatriculation plate, black windows on the car, could become a long post???, different countries-different meanings, quality, selective articles, EDUDEMIC, my Curation about…, connecting it with already existing posts, if ideas are going too far-creating NEW post, updating, publishing even if NOT that felt finished otherwise NEVER finishing it…

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Contributions From OUR Authors On An Interactive Worldmap

Contributions From OUR Authors On An Interactive Worldmap

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WHERE Do OUR Authors Originate From? Find Out On This Interactive WorldMap

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Click the image, please, and YOU will get directed to the ThingLink page where YOU can use it with ALL of its interactive possibilities.

Once YOU have clicked the image and being directed to the ThingLink page, hover your mouse over the image, you will see some spots, direct your mouse pointer to those spots and read the message. You can also click on those spots and you will get directed to the authors blog contribution.

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Meanwhile I profit from it to show and present YOU also my ThingLink image about “Learning the basics of Cyber-Security” ===> https://www.thinglink.com/scene/296377469991124993 <===

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Hover your mouse over the image, you will see some spots, direct your mouse pointer to those spots and read the message. You can also click on those spots and you will get directed to my free IT-Security courses in English. By using this new “rich media technology” it is possible to create a course space with only one image!

SO… Certainly NOW YOU are curious about that FREE service which ThingLink provides and I encourage YOU to visit my curation about it here, to find out more on How-To in Education:

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Keywords as  reminder for me to create this blog post: ThingLink, WorldMap, interactive, interlinking, crossborder, crossknowledge,

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WHY Is It A MUST To Have Basics Knowledge Of Cyber-Security In A Connected Technology World!?

WHY Is It A MUST To Have Basics Knowledge Of Cyber-Security In A Connected Technology World!?

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It was already mentioned in my blog post ===> Authors Toolbox For Writing And Sharing <=== WHAT the tools are WE can use to to be sure that WE share ONLY stuff which is NOT infected with malware. In this blog post WE go for deeper THINKING and WE will learn WHY WE SHOULD do so 😉


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Cyber-Security And Privacy Knowledge As Skills In The 21st Century Are NOT Yet Enough Taught And Present, WHY!?

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userfredericmoser01Did YOU realize already that WE are living in the 21st Century and that WE nearly ALL are using the so called NEW TECHNOLOGIES, the internet, the smartphone(s), laptops, computerstablets, household goods who are connected to the internet, and this on a daily base!? Did YOU ever started THINKING about such consequences concerning YOUR Privacy and vulnerability to Cyber-Security!? As far as I know, from practice while talking to people, most people are NOT as nobody has given them advice, NOR were they taught about it in schools, and there is the problem!

In the digital age, as WE are living NOW in it, WE MUST learn on a daily base to adapt to its very quick change! Education can’t follow with that as it is and was almost years behind… It needs to have a ===> RETHINK <=== to catch up!

SO… By knowing this and accepting it ALSO (the most difficult, BUT…) WE would be good advised for learning on a daily base to get the MOST out of necessary knowledge and skills to give OUR kids the BEST Education possible, an ===> Up-To-Date <=== knowledge, a knowledge who isn’t ONLY a cherry-picked knowledge, BUT a knowledge who includes ALSO Privacy and Cyber-Security as also skills!

The future is also that any device, even in the household, will be connected to the internet. It is called “The Internet Of Things” and as with any NEW technical stuff, it brings risks and vulnerabilities

MOST of people don’t realize the importance of privacy, especially for Cyber-Security and Identity Theft, check the video below who explains very good, please.

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After watching the video YOU certainly are surprised and hopefully also willing to learn a bit more, it is actually NOT that difficult as most people think.


Who’s To Blame For Cyber-Security problems!?

Surveys from professional companies are NOW ALSO showing that Cyber-Security is OUR ALL responsibility, check below, please…

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To start with learning, I would suggest YOU to read my blog about it first:

I invite YOU also to read the following articles and curation, to learn more:

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The Internet Of Things

For pretty much anyone in the Western world, the Internet is not only ubiquitous, it’s practically inescapable. Between phones, tablets, PCs, game consoles, televisions and set-top boxes, the Internet exists in every corner of our lives. Almost. In the wake of this year’s CES, we’re hearing louder than ever that the future is “The Internet of Things,” everyday devices equipped with sensors and connectivity to work together, understand what we’re doing, and operate automatically to make our lives easier.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/heck-internet-things-dont-yet/#ixzz2rVrjYhOf
Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook

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The Dangers And Vulnerabilities Of  The Internet Of Things

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Additional And Informative Stuff

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#THINK global ===> #act global <=== #CyberSecurity is a MUST as WHEN WE are ONLINE WE are already #surfing #2gether on THE #DataHIGHWAY 😉

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Like in #RealWorld YOU need #1stAidKit & #Safety WHEN using tools, SO ALSO in #VirtualWorld! #EdTechChat #InternetSafety #CyberSecurity 1/2

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2/2 Using tools in #VirtualWorld WE need ALSO #1stAidKit which is #Protection #Antivirus as well as #InternetSafety #knowledge! #EdTechChat

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By analogy, anyone who selects only the data that appeals to them and supports their personal view or theory is called a cherry picker. SO… WHEN using #BYOD #EdTech tools #iWHATEVER #Apps ===> #LEARNing & #TEACHing about #CyberSecurity & #Privacy is a MUST! <===

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NEW #Technology gives YOU the possibility 2 SHOW UP as… BUT its a dreaming world! DON’T loose the #REALITY 😉 Do YOU got #Maturity!??? InternetSafety existing but NOT for adults, seniors… MUST get updated and created .

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That’s WHAT #Teachers #EDUcators are today, DON’T see #REALITY ===> The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle <=== #EDUcators .

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WHEN #Researchers #EDUcators #TEACHers are relating #CyberSecurity to #software ===> #BackToSchool with THEM!

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Please #Update YOUR #knowledge WE need 2 #RETHINK how WE are using #ICT #Technology #EdTech #iWHATEVER #Apps as WE do it unconsciously MOSTLY without #Responsibility#EDU

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WE MUST #RETHINK #HowTo use #ICT #Technology #EdTech #iWHATEVER #Apps as WE use unconsciously MOSTLY without #Responsibility#CyberSecurity

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WE have to prepare OUR children a safe internet… #EDUcation SHOULD lead learners 4 the #FUTURE, BUT actionnaly is a #Century behind, especially its #LEADERS ===> #LeaderShip #CyberSecurity

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Remember these words ===> #Responsibility & #NotYET <== as a guide 2 GO a step FURTHER as #preparation 4 THE #FUTURE of OUR #Kids 😉

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog:

RETHINK, habits, bidirectional, 2 way, technology in 21st Century, connected, household goods, internet of things, BYOD, EDU, teachers and educators role, teachers create other professions, NO HALF-BAKED KNOWLEDGE, NO GADGETS MENTALITY, NOT ONLY a software problem,”Critical-Thinking, Proactive-Thinking, community sharing, Twitter Chat, Life-Long-Learning, MORAL, ETHICS, PRIVACY, Maturity, naivety, Zeitgeist, Smart Homes, wearables, Augmented Reality, ..

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Will get updated often, as I have to publish it one day, otherwise I would NEVER finish it!

 

 

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The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Authors Toolbox For Writing And Sharing

Authors Toolbox For Writing And Sharing

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Writing Today On Blogs Is Also Sharing Links And About Basics Knowledge Of Cyber-Security

sharing iconWhen WE work together on collaboration, and ALSO when WE as authors are posting, WE are also sharing files, photos and links, right!? BUT how to be sure that WE share ONLY stuff which is NOT infected with malware!? It’s OUR RESPONSIBILITY to present to the OTHERS ONLY secure stuffotherwise their devices could get infected, so let’s start below to find out on How-To. It’s actually very easy…

It certainly would happen ALSO that WE are confronted with technical words about Cyber-Security and Internet-Safety which whom WE are NOT familiar, right? That is WHY I have added on this blog, on the right hand side navigation menu, some useful ONLINE tools which WE can use to UPDATE the filter between OUR two ears (called also brain) 😉

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SANS IT-Security GLOSSARY

Click the image to access the FREE service OR this link ===> http://www.sans.org/security-resources/glossary-of-terms/ <===

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This is what YOU would see, it is easy, use it, please 😉

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Secure Surfing Behavior And Sharing Behavior

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Don’t FORGET to read ALSO my blog post who explains in detail:

Concerning this blog, YOU will get provided on the right hand side navigation menu bar with the FREE link of WOT (Web Of Trust), which I recommend strongly to install, BEST would be together with McAfee SiteAdvisor together (that works perfectly, NO problem of interference…).

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WOT (Web Of Trust)

Click the image to access the FREE service OR this link ===> https://www.mywot.com/ <===

NOW, after having installed those two FREE services YOU can surf much more relaxed without fearing to share malicious links.


A Bit More About Internet-Safety – OUR Behavior On The Internet

sharing iconBehavior on the internet is similar to OUR behavior in the real world; WE are copying OURSELVES with OUR character into the virtual world… Therefore it is important to know about how WE are acting and especially on how the bad boys are profiting from it, OH YES, THEY DO!!! WE need to accept that NOT everything is positive on the internet! WE need to learn about NOT being anymore on NAIVETY status!

I will hurt again some with my last phrase, BUT sorry, REALITY must get accepted 😉 Living in a NEW world (BTW: it isn’t different in the Real-World…), the Virtual-World, WE are like NEW born and WE need to learn a lot to not get fooled by the bad boys and by OURSELVES, especially when being Teachers and Educators! WHY especially Teachers and Educators!? Simple reason is: WE as teaching persons can’t forward OUR knowledge when WE don’t have a lot, right!? SO… It’s up to us to learn on a maximum to know what are the dangers of the internet, to know BEST (complete) resources to learn from,to understand them, to change OUR attitudes, and to forward that knowledge to OUR STUDENTS with OUR pedagogical background. WE, as teaching persons are responsible for the future!

I invite YOU to read the following articles and curation, to learn more:

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Gust MEESL’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Our Responsibility While Sharing | Cyber-Security Knowledge Is A MUST!


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What we already learned in Part1 + Part2 + Part3:

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The browser, such as: Internet Explorer [IE], Mozilla FirefoxGoogle ChromeSafari + … is the gateway for malware. You use your browser to navigate Internet and if your browser and add-ons are not updated they might lead you to a “drive-by-download“; thus meaning you infect your computer by only visiting a web site!!!

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Very important and what most of people don’t know and don’t realize: 

  • Any installed software on your computer must be updated as older versions might have a vulnerability who could get exploited by the bad guys to take control over your computer!
  • Not every web site you are visiting and/or who you find in the search results of search Engines are trustworthy and/or secure!

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Let’s go for part 4: Surf more secure-which web sites to trust?

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A bit of theory. If you don’t like, switch to first screenshot shown below to start straight of for practice. But it might be good (important) to know that theory, take your time, please 😉

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First a reminder and the most important to know to have best protection on your computer:

 What you MUST KNOW!

      • Automatic Windows Update must be enabled
      • Third Party Programs are responsible for 78% of vulnerabilities!!! What are Third Party Applications (Programs)? Knowing that third party programs are vulnerable also, we must update them also! Use SECUNIA PSI to update automatically third party programs https://secunia.com/
      • Browsers (ALL) need to get updated!
  • The weakest link in the Security Chain is the human! If you don’t respect certain advice you will get tricked by the Cyber-Criminals!

===> NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

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Secure Surfing Behavior

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One can’t trust any web site and any content published on Internet, don’t be naive! It’s the same as on real world, there are bad guys and good guys, but how to find out? My favorite FREE Software to make me my Online Life easier and more secure as they show me which web sites are trustworthy and which web sites I shouldn’t visit at all because they are malicious and could infect my computer is McAfee SiteAdvisor!!! But don’t forget also, there is and never will be a 100% security!

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Tip: you may use different similar software and add-ons together, there is no problem to do so. I use McAfee SiteAdvisor, WOT and as I have installed Symantec Internet Security (security suite) I get also their results shown… Other Security-Suites from different security manufacturers are also proposing similar solutions…

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First look what happens when clicking on any link without knowing if that web site is trustworthy and/or secure (not malicious), watch the video below please.

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McAfee SiteAdvisor™ software

McAfee SiteAdvisor™ software

McAfee SiteAdvisor™, software is an award-winning, free browser plug-in that gives safety advice about Websites before you click on a risky site. These site ratings are based on tests conducted by McAfee using an army of computers that look for all kinds of threats (detailed below). The result is a guide to Web safety. The SiteAdvisor software is free, easy to install and even easier to use. And it doesn’t collect any personally identifiable information.

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===> Check out here for downloadMcAfee SideAdvisor: http://home.mcafee.com/store/free-services <===

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Let me show an practice example here with a request on a Search Engine (Google) with search word “serialz“, I choose this word to show you ALSO the danger of trying to use illegal software, as you will get a “special bonus“, an infection of your computer with a “Trojan“, “backdoor” and other “malware” while downloading them and/or by using these not serious and illegal services, but check yourself by “learning by doing“; search first without having installed McAfee SiteAdvisor (but without clicking the proposed links, otherwise your computer will be infected) and then install the FREE service from McAfee SiteAdvisor and make the same search, screenshot below shows you the results obtained with different protection software installed (WOT, McAfee SiteAdvisor)…

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Google search result screenshot

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First result found in Google shows a web site which is detected as malicious, so don’t use the web sites marked wit a red dot!

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By moving the cursor over that “red dot” you will get more information about the state of security of that web site, so NEVER click on such links!!!

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McAfee SiteAdvisor in practice

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This works ALSO for photos, e.g. search for “justin bieber”, check out screenshot below please.

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McAfee SiteAdvisor in practice

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You will see again this “red dot” on right hand photo, NEVER click on such photos and don’t download them also!!!


ALSO available for Mac users now

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McAfee SiteAdvisor for Mac

Other similar products:



..Don’t want to read all the above text and start the practice?

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ruotadentata2architet01 Download Links:

      • SECUNIA PSI ===> Automatic check and download of Third Party Applications
      • WOT ===> Web Of Trust helps you identifying suspect web sites
      • McAfee Site Advisor ===> helps you identifying suspect web sites

Free Online Checks:

===> Reminder: NOBODY is perfect! A security by 100% doesn’t exist! <===

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Lots of new technical words, isn’t it? I will try to prepare also a technical dictionary about ALL these strange used words and review my tutorials by publishing inside them the signification of these words, coming soon, stay tuned… Step by step we go further 😉

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Gust MEES.Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness andSecurityEnhancementStructure)......

The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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I start a new series of blogs with educational vocation who will be easy to follow as they take only +/- 5 minutes and by following them and by applying my advice you will become a champion in IT-Security 😉

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Stay tuned for next blog posts 😉

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