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Understanding THE internet: A Different Approach

Understanding THE internet: A Different Approach

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Understanding Internet-Internet, the virtual savant child

Internet is a “living producttechnique! To be viewed as a “childto be educated by millions of people simultaneously, with different traditions and languages, with different mentalities and this in real time.

“The child” Internet, with instant contributions from users around the world (all of us) will be “fed” so + / – “textual” and “audio-visual”. The quality of this “food” is dependent on ourselves, our contributions to the community!

This “child” Internet, is gathering all the knowledge of the world and we shall get an answer, as soon as we ask it, of course!

Character, honesty and credibility of this “child” is formed by those who educate it. Those who educate, are necessarily all of us, everyone, the community!

I hope that this practice visualization, pushes you to think a bit further and THAT it helps you to better understand and / or better-learn Internet!

===> There are no problems, only solutions! THE Whole (Community), WE will find the right solution! <===

Nature shows us (bees, ants) and history too. Misstep learn from the past and try to “set” to do better! Internet is the perfect tool for this, but beware, it’s us (community) that are building it! WE, those who feed and educate this “savant child“!

When I say “WE“, it means: our character, our beliefs, our weaknesses, our honesty, in short, our whole being. Internet, THE  “virtual savant child” is the product of our entire society!

Internet is THE “virtual savant child“, created by the world!

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Internet The Revolution, A New Mass-Media

As at the time the TV was as new means of communication, today a new mass media just appeared . Internet, mass media apart, which “a priori” has nothing extraordinary, but is it true ? No, certainly NOT. We have to do with a bi- directional mass media (two-way). Until now we used to click a button to access the music and multimedia content (stereo , TV, etc. .), BUT WE could not communicate with these technical devices , WE were only transmitter. Now , with the Internet it is different.

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Through actions and also a click (a button on the mouse) WE can do a lot with technique, involves writing texts, receive answers back …

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WE all newborns in the virtual life like in the real world, there are people who have more knowledge and experiences , which does mean that WE all must follow a lifelong learning

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Internet, freedom of expression and total anarchy?

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ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), are now irreplaceable and necessary in a changing world with new technology.

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A technology that is reflected in our real world, and both influence each other!
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Please NOTE: concerning Internet and its use there are many laws (must accept…)! And above all respect! This is comparable to our real world …
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“Computer mafia” (the bad boys) works very fast and it takes advantage of the non vigilance and lack of knowledge of Internet users (ourselves)! It is not only security software that can help secure and protect our computers , but first we must know how to use them too!

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Well yes, that’s us, the users of our computers (whereby smartphones and tablets are ALSO computers…) and the Internet, who are responsible and who will be more accountable in the future! .

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===> A “CLICK” solution, as with a remote control at home, does not exist and never will be invented to ensure 100% security. <===

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Anyway, a 100% security does not exist and is an illusion!

This new mass media (computers & Internet) is not only indomitable with the technique, but also with vigilance and knowledge necessary to use the software (programs) security!

===> It is up on us to learn how to use those software and learn to be vigilant! <===

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Well yes, we have no choice. It is not enough to use this technical tool and believe that everything works perfectly, but this “toy” (Internet), which is not but most people believe that it is one, is intelligent and it grows at an incredible rate.

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It is a “toy” that lives, it is a virtual world for which we are responsible. WE copy ourselves into this world with all our merits and shortcomings!

Internet is the mirror of morality in our society! Does this make YOU think and reflect? I hope, may be then you will understand how the Internet really works?

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My FREE courses about Cyber-Security are on the server of the Ministry Of Education in Luxembourg (Europe).

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L’auteur Gust MEES est membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEE-SECURE, 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 ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEE-SECURE, 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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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 😉 .

Digital-Citizenship-infographic-EDUDEMIC-BEST1 Click image OR this link  ===> http://www.edudemic.com/teaching-students-digital-citizenship-skills/ <=== .

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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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Image credit and article ===> http://dashburst.com/infographic/childproof-internet/ <===

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Cyber Security

???-ScreenTo 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.


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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Stay tuned for next posts and new adventures in Education 😉 . .

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…

Got the message? 😉

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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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Introduction

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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Check the full article here, please:

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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Check out also my curation about it and read the articles to find out what “The Internet Of Things” is, please…

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Internet Of Things

Click image OR follow this link ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=Internet+Of+Things

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The Dangers And Vulnerabilities Of  The Internet Of Things

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Same procedure again, read my curation about it to find out, it is THE easiest way to get aware of the existing dangers and to get convinced about that LEARNing about Cyber-Security is a MUST…

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Internet Of Things Vulnerabilities and Dangers

Click image OR follow this link ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

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Wearables

Coming soon…

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Additional And Informative Stuff

programmerman-animatedBelow YOU will find some Tweets which I posted, related to this Topic of Cyber-Security and who will give YOU also an overview on How-To YOU could create Tweets (Posts) on Social-Media Twitter. YOU may use them, BUT please give credit to me as I was its creator, thanks 😉

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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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#Naivety in the Digital Age? http://wp.me/p20Rwv-u4 

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Do YOU realize WHAT’s happening in the #VirtualWorld!? #EdChat

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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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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’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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You are very welcome to give me new ideas, would be appreciated! Stay tuned for next blog(s) 😉

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