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PracTICE: How DOES The Internet Help ME In My Private Life, Professional Development, Job AND Career

PracTICE: How DOES The Internet Help ME In My Private Life, Professional Development, Job AND Career

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PracTICE: How DOES The Internet Help ME In My Private Life, Professional Development, Job AND Career

programmerman-animatedI am a pioneer and was always one of the first to try out NEW stuff since my young age, very curious about it WHAT that could be and WHAT would be my advantage to use it. Let us call it <===> Learning By Doing <===> to get some knowledge, skills and experience out of that adventure 😉 Did I say <===> adventure!? <===> YES, it is actually! An adventure to discover NEW stuff where one doesn’t know where it will end 😉 BUT it is a BIG fun ALSO and one learns a lot through it! This attitude brings one ALSO to a <===> Life-Long LEARNing <===> strategy which I wouldn’t miss, whatever age one has! I am actually (2015) aged sixty (60), retired since 2014 (pedagogical/andragogical ICT Instructor) and STILL learning on a daily base as it is a pleasure for me.

It is ALSO a pleasure for me to share my knowledge with OTHERS (especially EDU related people) on Social Media Twitter, through curation and blogging. The internet (I started 1998) is a GREAT resource and a wonderful <===> Virtual World <===> which needs to get discovered and where WE need to know ALSO its dangers, same as in <===> Real World <===> let us call it <===> Awareness and Digital CitiZENship!

Before WE start, the above title is a long one, let us break it down to the different Topics: private life, Professional Development, job and career.


How Does The Internet Help ME In My Private Life!?

programmerman-animatedAs already mentioned I started using the internet in 1998 with a very slow 56k Dial-Up Modem (which made ALSO a lot of noise…) and I found out about the search engines and the How-To to find information on it. Then I discovered about Cyber Security problems, virus and Co by reading specialized Computer-Magazines. YES, that existed already at that time!!! I was telling OTHERS about those threats; THEY told me that I am crazy as THEY didn’t realize its existence! SO… I continued learning about it and I became a vigilant internet user. Knowledge and skills which I developed through the years, see on the bottom of this blog post, please.  BUT, as a normal user, how can the internet help me in my private life!?

Well, a lot actually: I can check for Restaurants, I can book my holidays online, I can buy stuff online, I can book nearly WHATEVER I want online, I can search for BEST prices online for WHATEVER, I can prepare my holidays with special interactive maps (ThingLink), I can use “Google maps” to find my way, even with “Streetmap” which makes my traveling much easier, I can find cooking and baking recipes as well as tutorials on YouTube, I can share my experience and life experience through blogging and curation

Internet history:

Some examples of blogs and curation about gardening (flowers), cooking, festivals:

Some special online tools:

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How Does The Internet Help ME In My Professional Development!?

programmerman2Because of the internet I have a 24/7 access and I can learn whenever, wherever I want: SO… I can plan my learning on my OWN pace, alone as an autodidact (self-directed learning) and/or through Social Media Twitter. I use curation on each day and I develop through curation my <===> Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management. I use ALSO blogging with WordPress. And I use Twitter as well. Through the internet I learn much more quicker, especially through <===> curation!

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Find out WHY and the How-To:

 

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How Did The Internet Help ME In My Job!?

programmerman-animatedI found a new job because of my ICT skills, even that I became an “pedagogical/andragogical ICT course instructor“, check below please for the full story:

Even several articles from me were published in the press and a University in Germany is referring to my FREE online courses, check below please:

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How Does The Internet Help ME In My Career!?

Well, please check below.

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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WHAT’S my message and WHY did I create this blog post!?

Firts of all I get a lot of profit out of the internet and the connections which I make with others: Well, I will encourage all youth and also adults, seniors, oldies to become <===>Life-Long LEARNers <===> and staying Up-To-Date with their knowledge, especially concerning their skills in ICT, called NOW <===> #eSkills <===>! In the modern world YOU will change YOUR job probably +/- 12 times in YOUR working career, it is very rare to stay life-long in the same job and/or same company!!! SO
 The workforce is looking for people with ICT skills which YOU mostly didn’t learn at school, right!? 

YOU won’t have (mostly) the time to learn by visiting courses, right!? START to become Life-Long LEARNers by LEARNing on YOUR OWN pace, by becoming <===> Autodidacts <===> Self-Directed LEARNers. YOU are able to, I did it, so can YOU!? 😉

I found a job because of my ICT eSkills and I am STILL LEARNing on a daily base routine for being Up-To Date with my <===> Professional Development <===>, even being retired NOW! THE pleasure of LEARNing!

I did THE <===> ICT PracTICE <===> and THAT’S WHAT the workforce needs!!!


 Due to my eSkills I could share my knowledge AND expertise ALSO with the below mentioned as well as to a broad range of visitors from around the globe! 

Check out my blog posts:

 

 

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Stay tuned for next blog posts 😉

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Life experience, manager, competitive, competition, adapting, all-round talents, image editing, image editing for the web, websites, curation, Social Media, editing, collaboration, team-work, idea development, Social Media knowledge, learning to learn, Life-Long Learning, daily curation, integrating Global Collaboration,

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Posted by on December 22, 2015 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, 56k Dial-Up-Modem, Adaptive Learning, Adult Learning, Andragogy, Annotum-Theme, Awareness, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Blog creation, Blogs, Books, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Browsers, BYOD, Coaching, Collaboration, Competency, Concept, Connected Educators, Creating Mind, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking-a need!, Culture, Curation, Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Hygiene, Cyber-Security Blogs, Cyber-Security in Schools, Cyber-Security Twitter Experts, Cyber-War, cybersecurity, Data-Breaches, Design Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Footprint, Education, eLeadership, eLearning, Encryption, Engagement, eSkills, Ethical Mind, Europe, Free courses, FREE-courses, Future Work Skills, Global, Global Collaboration, History of the web, How To stay organized, HowTo, ICT Awareness, Ideas for a more secure Internet, IT-Security Scouts, IT-Security Worksheets, IT-Security/Part2-check your computer, IT-Security/Part3-Update your third party applications, IT-Security/Part4-Surf more secure-which web sites to trust, IT-Security/Part5-Not Only Internet-Safety/ALSO IT-Security, Key Instructors, Learn with books, Learn with videos, Learning about Social Medias, Learning about Twitter, Learning By Doing, Learning to Learn, Luxembourg, Mobile Botnet, Mobile Security, Motivation, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, Often Asked Questions, Passwords, Personal Learning Network (PLN), Personal profit, PKM, PLN, PracTICE, Privacy, Proactive Thinking, Professional Development, Project Based Learning, Quality Courses, Reality, Reflexes, Respectful Mind, Responsibility, Rise Of The Professional Educator, Searching, Secure Surfing, Security in Schools, Self-directed Learning, Seniors, Skills, Social Media, Student Centred, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Synthesizing Mind, Team-Teaching, Technology Integration, Third Party Applications, Twitter, Twitter Chat, Understanding the internet, Updates, Visual IT-Security, Vulnerabilities, Weakest Link in the Security-Chain

 

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CyberHygiene For Beginners, Easy To follow Steps For Anyone | Reflexes To Get Used To

CyberHygiene For Beginners, Easy To follow Steps For Anyone | Reflexes To Get Used To

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Learning basics of IT-Security and Cyber-Security

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CyberHygiene For Beginners, Easy To follow Steps For Anyone | Reflexes To Get Used To

We are ALL responsible for the internet

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Internet safety is the responsibility of EVERYONE! It isn’t actually THAT difficult to apply a healthy behavior on the internet to stay secure, one needs to have some reflexes, daily reflexes… Let us call them <===> CyberHygiene <===> as they are about care anyway.

WHAT do WE have to take care about!? Check below please:

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  • Updates about our “Operating System” (OS)
  • Updates about so-called “Third Party Programs”
  • Back-up from our files and/or the whole Hard Disk
  • Installation of protection-software, anti-malware, anti-spyware tools included…
  • Protection of our privacy
  • Encryption
  • Secure Passwords

MOST of the above mentioned are automated tasks, SO NO way to NOT use THEM 😉 GET used to IT! GET the reflexes!

For more in depth knowledge, check below please (more theory):

Check ALSO about the How-To from the EU (Europe):

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The PracTICE / How To Get The Right Reflexes To Stay Secure?

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          • First of ALL, check my blog ===> Cyber-Security Practice: Learn it in one week <=== and follow ALL the steps.
          • Chose a day in the week where YOU control YOUR updates and YOUR computers & mobiles security! I suggest the Friday, as I created on Twitter the “Friday Security Check Day“, hashtag = #FSCD. Get used to it on any Friday, get THE reflex!
  • On any second Tuesday on each month Microsoft and Adobe publish new updates, install THEM! THEY are a MUST! It’s the Patch-Tuesday!
  • Introduce a pledge in YOUR family, where every family member MUST sign and accept it! It will give a Community feeling and RESPONSIBILITY!

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: eSkills, eCitizen, #digcit, EU, Europe, 21st Century LEARNing, collaboration, lifelong LEARNing, learning to learn, coaching, accelerated learning, le mieux apprendre, time management, tagboard, curation, PLN, PKM, Social Media, Twitter, catalyst, amplifier, Modern Edu, Twitter Chat’s, Social Media, curation, blogging, Multimedia, LEARNing To LEARN, Life-Long LEARNing, PLN, PKM, Twitter, Updates, third party applications, BYOD, malware, botnets, mobile security, CyberSecurity, community feeling, community responsibility,

Stay tuned for next blog posts 😉

 

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Posted by on December 20, 2015 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Adaptive Learning, Adult Learning, Advisory Board, Andragogy, Annotum-Theme, Apple Malware, Apps, Apps Hacked, Autodidact, Awareness, Backdoors, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Botnet, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), browser, Browser Vulnerabilities, Browsers, BYOD, Competency, Concept, Connected Educators, Creating Mind, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking-a need!, Curation, Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Hygiene, Cyber-Security Blogs, Cyber-Security in Schools, Cyber-Security Twitter Experts, Cyber-War, Cyber-weapon, cybersecurity, Dangers of storage devices, Data-Breaches, Data-Breaches in Education, DDoS, Design Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Footprint, Education, Education 4.0, eLeadership, eLearning, Encryption, Engagement, eSkills, Ethical Mind, Europe, Free courses, FREE-Online-Scan-for-Security, Future Work Skills, Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials, Global, HowTo, Ideas for a more secure Internet, Identity Theft, Internet Of Things, IT-Security Scouts, IT-Security/Part1-browsers, IT-Security/Part2-check your computer, IT-Security/Part3-Update your third party applications, IT-Security/Part4-Surf more secure-which web sites to trust, IT-Security/Part5-Not Only Internet-Safety/ALSO IT-Security, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning By Doing, Learning to Learn, Luxembourg, Mac Botnet, Mobile Botnet, Mobile Security, Naivety, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, Often Asked Questions, Personal Learning Network (PLN), Phishing, PKM, PLN, Potentially Unwanted Programs, PracTICE, Privacy, Professional Development, Quality Courses, Reality, Reflexes, Respectful Mind, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Rise Of The Professional Educator, Security in Schools, Self-directed Learning, Seniors, Skills, Social Engineering, Social Media, Spam, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Synthesizing Mind, Technology Integration, Third Party Applications, Updates, Visual IT-Security, Vulnerabilities, Weakest Link in the Security-Chain, Wearables, WiFi

 

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Let Us Talk About eSkills. | WHAT Is It?

Let Us Talk About eSkills. | WHAT Is It?

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WHAT Is eSkills? WHY Does The “e” Stand Before?

Manifesto: get an overview of challenges & opportunities outlined by experts .

[Start text from the MANIFESTO 2015] Much has been written about the digital skills gap and whether Europe is falling behind in the race for digital talent. After some spectacular declines in ICT education enrollments and graduate numbers in the first years of the new millennium, the European Commission developed a long-term e-skills strategy to reverse the worrying trend. Now, and since 2010, the number of ICT students is growing again. The good news today is that there are signs that the rate of growth is quicker than expected. [END text from the MANIFESTO 2015].

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Related articles:

Check ALSO on Social Media Twitter <===> #eSkills


WHAT else is important on a holistic and proactive view to reach a professional way for eSkills?

Check below please:

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Internet of Things (in DE, FR, EN):
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My Infographics recommandations:
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ICT SKILLS (eSkills / eLeaderShip / digcit / Digital Citizenship), multilingual:
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Please check my curation (Infographics included) articles (in DE, FR, EN):
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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: eSkills, eCitizen, #digcit, EU, Europe, 21st Century LEARNing, collaboration, lifelong LEARNing, learning to learn, coaching, accelerated learning, le mieux apprendre, time management, tagboard, curation, PLN, PKM, Social Media, Twitter,

Stay tuned for next blog posts 😉

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Posted by on December 18, 2015 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Adaptive Learning, Adult Learning, Advisory Board, Andragogy, Annotum-Theme, Autodidact, Awareness, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Blog creation, Blogs, Bring Your Own Device, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), browser, Browser Vulnerabilities, Browsers, BYOD, Coaching, Collaboration, Competency, Concept, Connected Educators, Creating Mind, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking-a need!, Culture, Curation, Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Hygiene, Cyber-Security Blogs, Cyber-Security in Schools, Cyber-War, Cyber-weapon, cybersecurity, Dangers of storage devices, Data-Breaches, Data-Breaches in Education, Design Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Footprint, Education, Education 4.0, eLeadership, eLearning, Engagement, eSkills, Ethical Mind, Europe, Facebook, FAQ, Feedback, Free courses, FREE-courses, Future Work Skills, Get smart with 5 minutes tutorials, Global, Global Collaboration, How To stay organized, HowTo, ICT Awareness, Ideas for a more secure Internet, Identity Theft, Internet Of Things, itsecurity, Key Instructors, Learn with videos, Learning about Twitter, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning By Doing, Learning to Learn, Luxembourg, Mobile Security, Naivety, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, Passwords, PBL, Personal Learning Network (PLN), Phishing, PKM, PLN, PracTICE, Privacy, Proactive Thinking, Professional Development, Project Based Learning, Quality Courses, Reality, Reflexes, Respectful Mind, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Rise Of The Professional Educator, Self-directed Learning, Seniors, Skills, Social Media, Student Centred, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Sustainability, Synthesizing Mind, Team-Teaching, Technology Integration, Twitter, Understanding the internet

 

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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!?

WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!?

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WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? OR, WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!?

That are actually questions which I get asked very often from people and where I could ask ONLY the first one! WHAT Are THE Skills Needed From Students In The Future!? Well, there is one well renown person WHO explains it BEST in my opinion, and that is Howard GARDNER. Please check the picture below to understand.

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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When YOU have a closer look than YOU will realize that the <===> Synthesizing Mind <===> is THE major skill needed! I use it since ages in my courses and with a big success! Actually ALL my blogs and blog posts are based on it.

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HOW Can WE Create OUR Courses Based On The Synthesizing Mind!?

Please check my Flowcharts below:

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programmerman-animatedFacts to consider and advice:

YOU SHOULD explain that to YOUR LEARNers by designing the courses and tell THEM that they shouldn’t fear, that they should tell YOU when being in trouble, YOU should tell them that YOU take ALL the necessary time so that THEY will understand it, YOU should encourage them at any moment so that they will find the pleasure to LEARN 😉 YOU SHOULD use Empathy, observing them and find out WHO are those who are shy; the ones WHO won’t tell you when there is a problem. YOU SHOULD interact with them, looking over their shoulders and finding out WHERE the problem is.

That is the hardest part BUT the MOST IMPORTANT one as when they understood that they could find confidence in YOU, then they will advance in their LEARNing, THEY NEED confidence in YOU and in THEMSELVES!

Thus meaning: make the LEARNing individual! Take care of each person till they have understood it. It is like <===> differentiated instruction <===> EDUcation, BUT more coaching than teaching. In one phrase, differentiated instruction is primarily suiting instructional means to meet individual learning needs.

YOU can download the 3 pdf’s merged together here <===> 3 PDF’s-document_fusionne

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The above mentioned could get updated by more actually, such as: collaboration, coaching, TEAMTEACHing, etc. for 21st Century Skills (left hand bottom). In upper-right corner YOU could add as well: videos, animations, comics, Skype, Webquests, etc.

Learn more:

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Learn more from my previous posts <===> Design The Learning Of YOUR Learners, Students | Ideas and from <===> PracTICE examples <===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=PracTICE <===.

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How Are Leading Countries In EDUcation Implement This!?

Well, when WE talk about leading countries in EDUcation MOST think certainly about Finland in Europe, which is true! BUT, there are ALSO other countries worth to have a look on it and to learn from them, as well as Luxembourg in Europe who is starting its NEW EDUReform in September 2015! I will present YOU my favorites below from WHOM I learned a lot online:

Let us talk ALSO about the initiative of the European Commission <===> eSkills For Jobs 2015 <===> Learn more:

Check out ALSO YOUR competencies by trying the below quiz:

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 THE Newcomer Luxembourg In Europe

Luxembourg WHO wants to build on as being THE country for ICT related companies made BIG efforts and is on its GOOD way to realize this as finally it has done its EDUReform WHO fits these needs, check below please.

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WHAT Are THE Jobs Look Like In The Future!?

Well, there is certainly no one WHO could answer that question! One can ONLY speculate about it: there will certainly be a lot of jobs who will be created because of Social Media, Internet of Things and Cyber Security; some certainly also from the MakerED industry an I guess that (my prediction) that the Cyber Hygiene sector would become the future jobs market as well! WHY in Cyber Hygiene!? WHAT is Cyber Hygiene anyway!?

As Cybercrime as also Cyberespionage, so as privacy problems will certainly NOT going away, it is important if not a MUST that the employees of companies are well trained about those risks! There is certainly a big market in training employees.

Learn more:

 

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DON’T take apart Privacy, Internet Safety AND Cyber Security as THEY are part of a WHOLE, called <===> Digital CitiZENship <===> Learning To Learn!

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Tweet: DON’T take apart #Privacy #InternetSafety #CyberSurity as THEY ARE part of a WHOLE, called <==> #DigitalCitiZENship <==>!!! #LEARNing2LEARN

 

Learn more about the jobs of the future below, please:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

 

Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post (preparation / brain storming): eSkills, eLeadership, Howard GARDNER, Synthesizing Mind, Community Manager, Social Media, jobs related to Social Media, programmer, ICT Cyber Security specialists, Apps programmers, designing courses, blogging, blogs, curation,

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Posted by on May 26, 2015 in 21st Century Skills, 21st-Century-Teaching-and-Learning, Adaptive Learning, Adult Learning, Andragogy, Annotum-Theme, Autodidact, Awareness, Better Learning, Better Learning about ICT, Better Teaching, Blogs, Botnet, Browser Vulnerabilities, Browsers, BYOD, Coaching, Collaboration, Comics, Competency, Connected Educators, Copyright, Creating Mind, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Culture, Curation, Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Hygiene, Cyber-Security in Schools, cybersecurity, Design Learning, Differentiated Instruction, Digital CitizenShip, Digital Footprint, Education, Education 4.0, eLeadership, eLearning, Encryption, Engagement, eSkills, eSkills For Jobs 2015, Ethical Mind, Europe, Facebook, Feedback, Free courses, Future Work Skills, Global Collaboration, HowTo, ICT Awareness, Internet Of Things, itsecurity, Learning about Social Medias, Learning about Twitter, Learning basics of Cyber-Security-Practice, Learning By Doing, Learning to Learn, Luxembourg, Motivation, Naivety, Not ONLY rights but also responsibilities, Passwords, Personal Learning Network (PLN), Phishing, PKM, PLN, PracTICE, Privacy, Proactive Thinking, Professional Development, Project Based Learning, Quality Courses, Reality, Reflexes, Respectful Mind, Responsibility, Right use of Technology, Rise Of The Professional Educator, Searching, Self-directed Learning, Seniors, Skills, Social Engineering, Social Media, Student Centred, Students 21st Century Survival Guide, Synthesizing Mind, Team-Teaching, Technology Integration, Tracing, Twitter, Updates, Vulnerabilities, Weakest Link in the Security-Chain, Wearables, WiFi

 

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Andragogy | Adult Teaching: How-To Teach ICT!? | PracTICE

Andragogy | Adult Teaching: How-To Teach ICT!? | PracTICE

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Andragogy, Adult Teaching!? WHAT Is Different From Normal Student Teaching!?

students-workforceIt is a question which I get asked very often “Andragogy, Adult Teaching!? WHAT Is Different From Normal Student Teaching!?“. Well, first remember that adults and seniors are OUT of the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> since long or very long, THEY are NOT used anymore for learning! That is a very important fact to consider first before YOU start teaching adults and seniors. ALSO, adults and seniors are NOW (as out of school) mostly more focused on the benefits THEY could have in their private life and are willing to learn stuff which fits to their needs in private life!

Another very important point to consider is that a lot of adults, seniors have a FEAR against schools and school-teaching, they made bad experiences with teachers AND still thinking on the stress with tests! AND they are used to an OLD outdated EDUcation System which told them that learning is finished once reached the degree (the diploma in the pockets)! BTW: a RETHINKING of EDUcation for <===> Life-Long Learning is a MUST! As well as how the diplomas are getting handled and valued: e.g. A diploma today doesn’t show any professional development made!!! My proposition is to create the diplomas as: first diploma after school is “A, B,C etc…”, then the professional development (followed courses) should get added such as e.g. A1-2015-1: first professional development made in 2015, one course. A1-2015-5 first professional development made in 2015, five courses, and so on…

This would make the diplomas more valuable as the workforce would recognize them much more than normal ones where they don’t see straight on if a person has followed courses after school or not…

THE factor time is ALSO very important, as said already above, adults and seniors need MORE time to learn as NOT used anymore for learning! Prepare YOUR courses by considering longer sessions! 

And as (already) MOST of YOU know me, a music video, related to the TOPIC 😉

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Chose ALSO a room who doesn’t look sterile (white color) as it would remind them school again! And of course DON’T give the courses in a school! Sounds strange!? Think on the psychological background of fear 😉 Make the learners feel comfortable!

And last but not least, DON’T teach adults, seniors with a normal pedagogy, as THEY won’t accept it to get treated as 12 year old persons!!! THEY ARE OUT OF SCHOOL and they want to get treated as adult, <===> mature persons<===>!


SO… How To Teach Adults, Seniors!?

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1First of all, I mentioned it already above, DON’T let them feel like being in school and that YOU are a teacher, educator! Tell them that YOU will be THEIR coach who is guiding them and NOT teaching them and that THEY have a certain autonomy in the “Learning Room” (NOT Classroom!) They are allowed to move around in the “Learning Room”, searching help among their peers by respecting the noise level, copying from each other <===> YES, copying is allowed, OH WHAT FUN <===> everything which was forbidden in the <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> is allowed here, hey that makes engaging them and they have fun as well 🙂

As THEIR coach YOU take care of an individual learning, YOU assist the persons in their learning, DON’T FORGET about the learning rhythm, one size doesn’t fit all! Some persons need more time…

YOU may use a beamer (or a digital whiteboard, depending on YOUR budget…) to introduce first about WHAT the learners will attend to learn where YOU show ALSO the <===> Learning Path <===> which YOU have prepared for them, so they will know up from the beginning where the destination goes with ALL the differentstations“, they will feel comfortable as they can visualize it, they will know as well WHAT skills they will acquire, less unknown stuff to think about…

An example below:

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Motivation for adults and seniors… NO excuses for NOT willing to learn 😉

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Course participants may print the above images and keep it with them, so they remember how young their brain is <===> 18 years <===>!

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programmerman-animatedFacts to consider and advice:

Adults and especially seniors are NOT anymore used to LEARNing! By knowing this YOU need to take care about it: YOU SHOULD explain that to YOUR LEARNers and tell THEM that they shouldn’t fear, that they should tell YOU when being in trouble, YOU should tell them that YOU take ALL the necessary time so that THEY will understand it, YOU should encourage them at any moment so that they will find the pleasure to LEARN 😉 YOU SHOULD use Empathy, observing them and find out WHO are those who are shy; the ones WHO won’t tell you when there is a problem. YOU SHOULD interact with them, looking over their shoulders and finding out WHERE the problem is.

That is the hardest part BUT the MOST IMPORTANT one as when they understood that they could find confidence in YOU, then they will advance in their LEARNing, THEY NEED confidence in YOU and in THEMSELVES!

Thus meaning: make the LEARNing individual! Take care of each person till they have understood it. It is like <===> differentiated instruction <===> EDUcation, BUT more coaching than teaching. In one phrase, differentiated instruction is primarily suiting instructional means to meet individual learning needs.

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Considering the “Learning Room“:

As mentioned already, make sure that the room isn’t sterile, NOT white! Consider the psychology of colors as it works, my 9 years experience with adults and seniors (NOT teaching) coaching. I used a pastel yellow color in the “Learning Room“, why!?

Yellow adds optimism to your home, prompting feelings of happiness in all who enter. Yellow activates memory, stimulates the nervous system, promotes communication and sparks creativity. And THAT is WHAT WE want in learning, isn’t it 😉

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Make ALSO sure that there is an extra room available, where the adults, seniors can jump in to drink a beverage and eventually have some chatting with other participants, make them feel relax

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SO… WHAT To Teach THEM And How!?

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As mentioned already, adults and seniors learn differently and slower (consider the time fact); they want stuff which they can use in their private life! SO… WHAT could be those interests!? Did I say interests, YES, it is exactly this WHERE YOU need to focus when giving courses to adults and seniors! Before starting a course I do every time an introduction session where myself and others present themselves, after the introduction I ask everybody to come in front to me and writing with capital letters on a Flipchart their interests, they could use ALSO 4 different colors (red, green, blue, black).

WHY this!? First of all, there is a bit action as they have ALL to move from their places which is different from <===> #SchoolCocoon <===> and the color they chose is ALSO a sign of their character and mood… By the way: I ask them later also WHY they were choosing that color, just to open a discussion and to make them curios about next steps; they will be aware ALSO that I observe what is going around me and that I give THEM attention

WE will have a look all together NOW on the Flipchart and to find out the common interests, thus meaning: there will be a lot of people probably (mostly) who have THE same interests (hobbies) and NOW everybody knows WHO has the same hobby. WE created already an interest community without knowing it as these people will later talk together and probably will make an exchange of experiences 😉 It is up from there WE will build up OUR course(s)!

YOU certainly will encounter these hobbies: cooking, traveling, festivals, photos, gardening, cinema, reading, swimming, different sports, wandering, cards playing, taking videos, music, motorcycles, cars and more… That are the most common ones by my  experience over 9 years.

Some examples of blogs and curation about gardening (flowers), cooking, festivals:

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NOW WE know much more about OUR course participants and WE have a starting base: as anybody mostly is proud about WHAT they are doing and easily willing to talk about it (mostly…) WE will show THEM on How-To they can do it through using ICT by explaining THEM that more people would see THEIR exploits and knowledge by using curation, blogging and Social Media. WE will explain them ALSO how it will work by examples, so that THEY can see it visually. And WHY NOT, for the creative ones, how to use “ThingLink“. By experience, women are MORE creative than men, just saying…

Learn more about Curation, Blogging, ThingLink, PLN, PKM:

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SO… How Can I Say That This (The PracTICE) Is Working!?

programmerman-animatedWell, I was a pioneer in my country Luxembourg (Europe) already in 2002 where I gave pedagogical courses about ICT to a wide range of the population as up from 12 years old (even younger when together with a parent) to 79 years old with different nationalities. ALSO there were two days in the week reserved (booked by planing inside the school) for the primary school where they could use OUR “ICT LEARNing room” by my coaching to learn the (at that time) NEW technologies. Schools didn’t have YET computers in the classes at that time and I was working very close together with the teachers and helped also to convince the responsible people from the commune about the necessity of computers in the classrooms, which worked 😉

SO… WHAT was that “ICT LEARNing Room“, called “Internetstuff“!? And WHY was my “Internetstuff” DIFFERENT from ALL the others in Luxembourg!?

A bit History and Story Telling: What is a “Internetstuff”? It was a project by the “European Commission” to bring the “ICT” to ALL the inhabitants in any commune in the European countries. They called it at that time “eEurope” and in Luxembourg it was a special task force, called “eLuxembourg” that was charged about it. SO, they decided to create special places where the population could learn through courses about “ICT”, which they called “Internetstuffen”.

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The Government in Luxembourg was looking at the time to find competent people to give those courses about ICT and they were advertising in the newspapers, where I made my application. I was selected and had to follow a 4 months long education through special tailored courses about the How-To to give pedagogical courses with ICT, a bit hard at that time as I was 45 years old already, BUT I did it and I found my vocation!

I offered my services and skills to different communes and it was in ETTELBRUCK (North of the country and 30 km away from where I am living) that I found a new job and a new adventure as a pioneer. Apart from giving courses about and with ICT, NO ONE of the responsible persons had a clue about the How-To, so they told me “Do what You want, You should know what…“, OK, I was perplex and ALONE to do this job!

First I elaborated the opening hours, than I created a “brochure” which was sent to all the houses in that small city (8k inhabitants) to inform them about this new service offered by the commune. I created also a “member card” of a value of 25€ for a whole year who gave the participants the right to visit the place to use only the internet (very few had Internet in 2002) and/or to take part of courses. The place was open on a 5/8, 5 days from Monday to Saturday from 8h30 am to 11h30 am and from 13h30 to 17h30. Monday and Wednesday mornings were reserved for Primary School classes from 08h am to 11h30 am. Saturday and Sunday was closed.

There were also evening courses organized and I collected about 1k6 (1,600) hours of overtime work during 1 1/2 year (non payed hours)! I couldn’t do that job anymore alone, BUT I din’t get a co-worker allowed neither. NO budget for it! I decided NOT anymore giving evening courses and giving the courses on a different way: people (learners) could visit the place whenever they wanted during the opening hours (only in the day) and I would give them courses individually and on different disciplines (security, Office, Photo Editing, website building, email, Skype…).

The learners had more autonomy, I let them work by PracTICE after first having them explained about the How-To shown with a beamer and then also on their own PC (there were 10 PCs in the Learning Room). They could come WHEN they wanted and for how long they wanted. They were completely FREE, no MUST, NO STRESS… I explained them, showed them, observed them (studied their behavior…) and interacted only when needed, when I felt that they must get a bit help to continue. I encouraged them to try by error till they would have learned it and when learned I showed them some tricks by giving advice on How-To do BETTER. It was ME who adjusted and adapted to them, a win-win situation. They learned slowly but surely and once the basics understood (the most important) they learned the other stuff to learn much more quick as they felt more confident about ICT. I encouraged them to practice at home which they all did. I asked them where they still have problems when practicing at home and WE repeated it on another way when possible, otherwise same procedure…

I was also constantly updating my “Professional Development” by reading lots of books (insatiable…):

Autonomy, TEAM, self-directed, autodidact, coaching, guide, analyzing learners constantly, adapting constantly, FAQ’s, PLN, PKM, SKYPE, VOIP Telephony, image editing, eMail, collaboration,

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Testimonials, Feedback From My LEARNers

This, below, is NOT bragging BUT my pride about the feedback (which is a MUST) from my “LEARNers” who visited my courses.

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The above texts are in French, Luxembourgish, Italian, Portuguese, German: if YOU are NOT used to those languages please check this App with whom YOU can translate, actually very useful when visiting other countries then yours 😉

Translation Apps:

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Reference 2003-GM

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The above text is in French, if YOU are NOT used to the language of Moliùre please check this App with whom YOU can translate, actually very useful when visiting other countries then yours 😉

Translation Apps:

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More about the history behind the above feedback, YES there is a special story behind, please check:

 


In 2015 Coaching-Mentoring Is Seen As An Education Difference-Maker

[START Text from On Educational Coaching, Mentoring & High-Impact Learning] Coaching is a difference-maker in education.  Think of the mindset evident in high-performing athletic teams, chess teams, even actors and other entertainers. Content providers are valuable, but that is not what makes learning organizations distinct, especially not those that seek to reach and provide a high-quality education to a full spectrum of learners. The same thing is true as we continue to implement things like competency-based education models. Many celebrate the way CBE can reduce the cost of college degrees, increasing access and opportunity, and addressing critical workforce needs. However, if cost reduction happens at the expense of great coaching and mentoring, I am concerned that we will make little progress in the democratization of education. The “haves and have nots” of education depend largely upon the prerequisite skills needed to take advantage of newer and emerging learning environments ranging from CBE to MOOCs, self-directed learning to self-organized learning environments. [END Text from On Educational Coaching, Mentoring & High-Impact Learning]

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Feedback, Reflecting A MUST-Adapting Constantly

As already mentioned above, I asked a lot about WHERE some could have problems to understand and encouraged the learners to tell me, even I asked them to write down on the Flipchart questions they would have eventually. WE collected them all and when they were fit enough on the keyboard I let them create themselves (with my little help) a FAQ’s list (Frequently Asked Questions) and a glossary, see example below please.

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Please find below my blog posts about FAQ’s:

Keywords: win-win situation… honesty, straight talking, dealing with mature people, provoking could be (I do…) welcome with a bit irony and humor, dealing with humans, different characters needs to get analyzed before action, a bit courage to go out of normal,

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Necessary Material For The Courses

Apart from the computers with internet connection here below a list of necessary material:

  • Flipchart
  • Printer All In One (with scanning function)
  • Camera for Photo Editing courses
  • USB Sticks
  • Head phones with micro for Skype use
  • Some webcams for Skype use

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Is My Proposed Way Of Coaching With ICT ONLY For Adult Learning!?

sharing iconThere is a lot of common from the above mentioned with youth coaching and could be applied as well for them! WHEN YOU make youth feeling being accepted as adults, they will give YOU more respect and it will be a GOOD atmosphere for BETTER learning also! I had teens visiting my “Learning Room [Internetstuff]” for the ONLY purpose to listen and to observe when I gave courses with coaching to the participants. They came in their FREE time when there wasn’t school and made their homework while observing also my “style of teaching, as they said”. I got told by some of them that they learned MORE in 2 hours about ICT than they learned in a month in school. And THAT is THE difference between theory and <===> PracTICE! <===>.

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Useful Links

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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Facts To Convince Someone For THE MUST Of LEARNing Basics Of CyberSecurity | Digital CitizenShip

Facts To Convince Someone For THE MUST Of LEARNing Basics Of CyberSecurity | Digital CitizenShip

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

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Visual Walk On The Internet

programmerman-animatedLet us go for an ===> Visual walk <===  on what the internet is, try to follow me please:  YOU know what it means driving a car on the High way and the ===> Responsibility <=== about it, right!? YOU are driving together with hundreds of OTHERS on the same lane, OK? SO
 NOW imagine (that is REALITY, anyway
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EDUcation and Schools RESPONSIBILITY: a safe place for the LEARNers, students! Because of the internet there are NOT ANYMORE walls in the schools and SO the safe place is ALSO the internet!

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Online Safety Redefined

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WHY CyberSecurity Starts At Home

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 Cybercrime

 

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Wearables, Watchables, Internet of Things, Internet of Everything

 

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After having read this and YOU are STILL NOT convinced about THE MUST of LEARNing the basics of CyberSecurity and Digital CitizenShip, YOU SHOULD ask YOURSELVES if YOU are on the ===> NAIVETY STATUS <=== OR already on the ===> MATURITY STATUS <===, thus meaning if YOU take YOUR RESPONSIBILITY for the future of OUR kids 😉

This implies ALSO to OUR way of THINKing about the technology and ICT, WE MUST develop a sense of Awareness for CyberSecurity and Privacy! ===> LEARNing-To-LEARN <===

« Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. » Aristotle

YOU are STILL feeling YOUNG, aren’t YOU 😉

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: RESPONSIBILITY, what is the internet?, comparison Virtual World and Real World, highway, Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, Social Media, PracTICE, Learning to learn digital citizenship, CyberAttacks interactive maps, REALITY,

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SID2015: Safer Internet Day 2015-Participation

SID2015: Safer Internet Day 2015-Participation

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

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Safer Internet Day 2015 – Save the date!

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Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.

Safer Internet Day 2015 will be celebrated on Tuesday 10 February 2015, with the strapline, once again, of ===> “Let’s create a better internet together” <=== following the success of last year’s campaign.

This website showcases some of the exciting activities and events that took place to celebrate the day in 2014. Click on the map below to get started, using the zoom control to locate the contacts and events in your country or visit the ‘SID Near You‘ section to explore news from the many countries and institutions involved. Visit the ‘SID Gallery‘ to find great resources from across the Insafe network and beyond to help you teach eSafety all year through.

For further information, read the summary or the full public report on Safer Internet Day 2014 activities and successes.

Keep checking back for the latest news as the SID 2015 starts to take shape.

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My participation for the SID2015

programmerman-animatedWHAT is special this year with my participation on SID2015? 

I created a ===> #GlobalCollaboration #blog <=== from  (my pseudo on twitter) & @ICTPHMS &  for  about . The authors are from Luxembourg/Europe (me), one female teacher from the USA and a male teacher from the USA WHO are using my blog post to learn together and sharing THEIR practice with YOU dear readers.

Well, there is a lot of different views about ===> Digital CitizenShip <=== WE will explore WHAT could be THE BEST way to teach and to learn about Digital CitizenShip (hashtag on Twitter is #digcit).

Here below the links of OUR blog post:

How does it come that I post Global-Collaboration blog posts? Well, once the #ProfessionalDevelopment is Upto-Date, one does understand THAT learning in a team brings out a win-win situation and that a generation exchange is benefit for all of the participants as anyone learns from each other. BTW: here below other Global-Collaboration blogs with teaching persons from Australia, USA, France, Luxembourg (me):

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My publications in the local press (Luxembourg/Europe) and interviews:

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This year I participate ALSO with blogs in three languages, in English, German and French.

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I participate on #SID2015 in Luxembourg/Europe.

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SID2015-BEESECURE

 

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Why should ===> anyone <=== participate?

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Cyber-security – a shared responsibility

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Cyber-Security is a shared responsibility, WE are ALL responsible for a more secure Internet and it is ===> OUR responsibility to build up the future for OUR kids, learners and students! <=== 

WE can do it by learning and teaching the basics of Cyber-Security and ALSO by helping international organizations such as “Safer Internet Day” to become a catalyst for such a difficult task!!!

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======> WE are living in a world of connected technology, Cyber-Security is a MUST!!! <======

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That is why I am participating on SID2015 with my FREE courses here:

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Motivation To Work Together, Give It A Try

thumbs upMOTIVATION: Knowing NOW how important it is to take part of such a great Event, I encourage YOU ALL to take part of it by any possible action, even as a private person! I encourage especially private persons to display the banner from SID2015 on their blogs and/or websites :)

Where can I get the banners?

 

People who are on Twitter may use the hashtag #SID2015 AND #Up2Us to promote that Event, thanks for Helping to make the Internet a more secure place!

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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Dan KIRSCH

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The author Dan KIRSCH teaches courses in Information/Communications & Technology (ICT) and Career/Technical Education (CTE) for students in grades 6-8 at Patrick Henry Middle School in South Dakota, USA.  Students in his classes focus on Social Media, Educational Technology, and most importantly Digital Citizenship.

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You can find me also on:

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WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

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We are ALL responsible for the internet

 

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WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

sharing-iconWE can’t say any more that CyberSecurity is ONLY for IT-Experts as the internet is a shared ecosphere where every body has responsibility! Actions of some people can easily affect everyone else, thus meaning: WHEN NOT having installed protection software (updated antivirus) YOUR computer and/or smartphone(s) could get infected by malware and YOU will infect ALSO OTHERS who are in contact with YOU; it will become epidemic!

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WHY CyberSecurity Starts At Home

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Guidelines for securing your home

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Learn more about the “Internet of Things“:

 

 


How To Take OUR Responsibility!? Let’s make CyberHygiene!

Well, that’s actually NOT that difficult, it’s ONLY the first steps who could be unusual and WE need to get used to it. BUT that’s the same with any other first time, isn’t it 😉

========> WE call it CyberHygiene. <=========

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French (Français): Danger connu est danger vaincu ! Mieux vaut prévoir que valoir ! Un enfant averti en vaut deux. English: Forewarned is Forearmed! Deutsch (German): Gefahr erkannt is Gefahr gebannt! Vorsicht heisst die Mutter der Porzellankiste!  

« Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. » Aristotle

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SO, let’s go for it, check below please:

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Top 5 Questions	Parents	Have	About	Cybersecurity

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Global Impact Of CyberSecurity

Let us have a look ALSO about WHAT the EU and the US are saying about CyberSecurity, so that YOU know about the IMPORTANCE, check below, please.

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THE HowTo For BEST Protection

programmerman-animatedPlease find below the BEST possible protection as well as tips for individuals (for companies there would be much more…) explained step by step with a minimum use of technical language so that YOU might be able to understand it and to use it comfortable:

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 1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?

1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?

Learn more about: 1.What are the biggest security threats to kids?


2. How do I talk with my child about security?

2. How do I talk with my child about security?

Learn more: 2. How do I talk with my child about security?

  • to be updated… Will get discussed in detail in my new blog post…

3. How do we protect our family’s computers?

3. How do we protect our family's computers?

Learn more: 3. How do we protect our family’s computers?


4. How do we protect our mobile devices?

4. How do we protect our mobile devices?

Learn more: 4. How do we protect our mobile devices?


 5. Why do we always hear “Never share your passwords”?

5. Why do we always hear "Never share your passwords"?

Learn more: 5. Why do we always hear “Never share your passwords”?


AND Don’t Forget About Privacy!

You’d be surprised how many things an app can learn about you and what you do. Without you ever knowing it.

Clueful is the only way to really understand iOS apps, how they use your private data and treat your privacy. This one-of-a-kind product identifies intrusive applications and shows you what they do behind your back.

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Learn more in my blog post: ===> Digital CitizenShip: Social Media AND Privacy <===

 

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: #FSCD promoted by EDU as Homework, ideas, Social Media, twitter, Facebook, CyberHygiene, reflexes, digital citizenship, digcit, eSkills,

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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How To Teach Kids Up From The Early Age About Cyber Security And Digital CitizenShip

How To Teach Kids Up From The Early Age About Cyber Security And Digital CitizenShip

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programmerman-animatedThe first steps before the kids go online are to protect the computer and Smartphone(s) at its BEST as possible to make sure that a BAD click will NOT become a catastrophe! Second step is to talk to the kids about the dangers of the internet and related with the use of the computer and the tablets, Smartphones and about the dangers of Social Media.

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French (Français): Danger connu est danger vaincu ! Mieux vaut prévoir que valoir ! Un enfant averti en vaut deux. English: Forewarned is Forearmed! Deutsch (German): Gefahr erkannt is Gefahr gebannt! Vorsicht heisst die Mutter der Porzellankiste!  

« Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. » Aristotle

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How To Protect The Home Network AND The Computers In This Network!?

YES, YOU have read it correctly, I mentioned “Network”. WHY!? Because just letting everybody owning ONLY his (her) own device at home wouldn’t make sense, BETTER is to connect ALL the devices (Smartphones, tablets…) together in a Network where YOU could share even together your files, photos, videos… AND this through a secured Network. Everybody will get his OWN “User Account” where one “User Account” will be the “Administrator Account“, the parents account, who will have 100% access on the main computer. ALL the others will have an “User Account” with restricted access. Check out below on the How-To create “User Accounts”.

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Windows sharing over network

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YOU may ALSO change the Wi-Fi Password 2-3 times a week on YOUR router so that YOUR kids get ONLY access after THEY made certain tasks which YOU told THEM to achieve 😉 Thus meaning, YOU handle over the NEW Password ONLY when those tasks were achieved!

Change your Router’s Pass Word!

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Cybercriminals may also use your Router (without that you know it
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===> The first step in securing your wireless network is the same as the first step for just about everything else in computers and computer networking — always change the defaults. Any attacker can find out what the default username and password is for a given program or device in just a few minutes. <===

 

SO, NOW YOU got a protected Network and the family members are in a technical secured home environment, what else to do!?

For whatever device (computer, tablet, Smartphone…) and/or OS (Operating System/Mac, Linux, Windows) YOUR family members own, YOU MUST install an antivirus on them. I recommend to use an “Internet Security Suite” which combines antivirus, firewall, antispyware and… Read more below what else to do…

Check the test results below, please:

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Learn in one week how to get Best protection-The Practice

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programmerman-animatedI will divide the tasks through a whole week, so it will be very easy for you to find the necessary time to achieve them, those who have the necessary time can, of course, achieve more tasks…

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Day of the Week Web Address of Blog  Task  Necessary time
Monday Installing WOT + McAfee SiteAdvisor for knowing which websites are trustful and which ones are malicious!
“WOT” ALONE isn’t enough! My experience over years 😉
Windows + Mac5 minutes per program ONLY!
Tuesday Check if your browsers and its plugins are updated! Why should I?

Windows + Mac

5 minutes per browser ONLY!

Wednesday

 

Use BitDefender QuickScan and scan your computer! Find out if your computer is clean. It only takes a few seconds.Install Secunia Personal Software Inspector, which is checking and automating updates of Third Party Programs.

Windows

Few minutes ONLY for both programs!

Thursday Install Security Score which helps you to know if you made ALL the necessary updates…

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5 minutes ONLY!

Friday Check any Friday if you got the latest updates! 10-15 minutes ONLY!
Saturday It’s Disk Encryption time: you need to install this software only once, so it’s ONLY a one time action!

Install an Encryption Software, I suggest the OpenSource Tool

 

Windows + Mac + LinuxSeveral hours…

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.Sunday: Use the Sunday for a relax check if everything is OK! It takes ONLY 5 minutes. Use the “Security Score” Software to check if everything is OK! 5 minutes ONLY!

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As you can see in the table “Necessary Time”, most actions need ONLY 5-10 minutes! Eaaaaaaaasy to follow and to use, what are you waiting for!? 😉

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For those who have the necessary time: I suggest to you to install first the FREE program “Security Score” (for WINDOWS ONLY) and start to check after your Tuesday-Task and after any days task to see the evolution of your security score! This will probably make you more confident and you certainly will try to reach a better “Security Score”, this for your motivation… Try it out:

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Let Us ALSO Protect OUR Privacy

Are YOU aware of the dangers of WiFi on public places? YOU should!

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wifi-hotspotProtect yourself on public WiFi: ALL your data could get seen when not taken the right precautions on a public WiFi Access (HotSpot)

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First of all, check out to know more about how easy it is to get information about your online communications (passwords and private information
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Follow this BBC investigation and be surprised:
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And NOT TO FORGET the Apps: Do YOU know WHICH permissions YOU gave YOUR ? Do YOU know HOW MUCH YOU share without knowing? Check below, please and WONDER:

By knowing NOW about the dangers and PRIVACY I suggest that YOU install a “VPN” (Virtual Private Network) application on each browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE…) that YOU use, here below my selection (non-exhaustive list).

 

Internet of things!!!! Smart TVs…

Guidelines for securing your homeClick the above image to access the article, please.

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WHAT’s The Appropriate Age For Kids To Start With It AND How-To?

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programmerman-animatedWHAT’S THE appropriate age for kids to start learning about InternetSafety and CyberSecurity? A question I get asked very often. Well, let us say it this way: when kids understand what is BAD and GOOD, that will be the perfect timing to start to teach them about the dangers of the internet and how to get the right reflexes. YES, reflexes they can learn them easily, NO Technic of course as they wouldn’t understand it! Experts say that the right age would be 5 years old, check the link below, please:

Personally I started to teach my wife’s niece 12 years ago when she was 4 1/2 year old and that worked perfectly. I will tell YOU how I did and YOU can try it out as well, success guaranteed.

First of all ask the kid if it knows about the BAD and the GOOD in our real world and tell it that on the internet (virtual world) it is the same. Tell them that the BAD guys will infect the computer, explain them that it is similar to an infection in real world (flu, as example…). For that reason they need a protection on the computer which will get updated, that’s the vaccine. When they know about vaccine in real world, they will understand that it is a MUST!

Parents should have taught them this about vaccines! WE will remember them each day (or at any time they go online) when getting online with the computer to check if the antivirus is switched on, they will get ===> THE reflex <=== later to check about THAT action. It is actually very easy, I will explain below.

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As YOU can see on left-hand side the antivirus, in our case “Norton Internet Security Suite” is visible (see red circle). WE see as well that there is a green checkmark. This checkmark shows us that the antivirus is switched on and updated. Tell the kids up from early age to check this every time they use the computer, they will remember it.

Install ALSO WOT and McAfee SiteAdvisor on any devices as both show what websites to trust by indicating it with three different colours (green, orange, red). The kids will recognize the colours and understand.

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With the above mentioned advice your kids will learn the necessary basic reflexes to stay safe on the internet. BUT DON’T FORGET: a security by 100% doesn’t exist and the weakest link in the security chain is the human!

Learn more (my articles in the press):

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Parents Cybersecurity And InternetSafety Knowledge And Skills, A MUST!

I created a special blog post about it, please check below:

 


Are There Already Existing Examples?

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Online Safety Redefined

 

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Europe, UK…

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My Favourite Web Sites For Kids

Please find below my selection of websites (non-exhaustive list) for kids from 0-12 years old:

 


Learning Responsibility: Family Pledge And Passwords

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01Use a psychological trick to remember your family members about the MUST to take care about their weekly CyberHygiene, the reflex to learn, and play the songThe Reflex-Duran Duran”. They will get used to it, and every time they hear the song they would know that there is something special to do, such as NEW “Updates“! Easy to use, isn’t it 😉

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Organize a Family Weekly-Security-Day

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My suggestion: to make sure that anybody’s computer is secure at home I suggest that you introduce a “Family Weekly-Security-Day“, where any week one member of your family will get chosen as the  “responsible” for the week and that “responsible” will remind you to respect the weekly task and controls also that the task was achieved! I will provide you with a sheet from Google Docs which you can use for it


===> Play as a team in the family to make sure that everybody respects the weeklySecurity-Day! Any week someone else is responsible to remember the whole team (family) for the Weekly-Security-Day-Task! <===

Worksheets on Google Docs: 

You can even imagine some penalties such as e.g. making the dish-wash for 2 days, or similar, LOL 😉

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===> Motivation: don’t let us forget the positive side and motivate members of family to do that unusual task by giving them some special bonus points when well done that task! Those bonus points could result in: <===

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  • Penalties could get reset for a certain time (up to you to make the rules
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  • Bonus points will get collected and by reaching a certain score will result by paying out some money (up to you to say how much
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Create a family pledge where the members have to agree to to respect the family community responsibility. You may ALSO make one member of the family the responsible person for one week who takes care of the others and who will supervise that each member of the family respects the weekly security tasks. A spreadsheet may help, here below an example.

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Family weekly responsibility spreadsheetClick the above image to access the document.

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This blog post was featured on “Cyberwise” in March 06, 2015.

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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Necessary keywords for me to create this blog post: Family pledge: learning responsibility. password ONLY when done some tasks… Password CHANGE ALL 3 months, reflexes, showing the way, remembering the said when growing, asking questions when not comfortable, comfort zone together with parents, workstation NOT in separate room, published articles in the press, responsibility, community feeling, empathy, examples from traffic, the THREE colours (red, green, orange), WOT, McAfee Site Advisor, secure surfing, Antivirus reflex, Wi-Fi password change every day or once a week when tasks are done kids get it 😉 Router configuration for family… Passwords, sending messages over the network (#FSCD), planifying #FSCD over DOODLE, Family Safety, computer in a place who everybody is seeing; NOT in bedroom!, Install VPN on any devices as browser add-on.===> creating different accounts, ONE Administrator the others with restricted…, creating a Home-Network for sharing documents, photos, etc., tutorial from Microsoft about different accounts, links, Privacy settings, WOT, Any Friday #FSCD, family pledge, creating a sense of responsibility, Updates, 3dParty, CyberBullying Avira !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! garage appointment for cars, CyberHygiene, creating sense of responsibility,

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How Can Education Help To Lower Cybercrime?

How Can Education Help To Lower Cybercrime?

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How Can Education Help To Lower Cybercrime?

programmerman-animatedA GOODDigital Citizen” knows about the tricks that cyber crooks are using and so when leaving the school THEY will be on ===> Awareness <=== when meeting the working force. Thus meaning, THEY will be prepared NOT to fall into the traps from the cybercriminals on their office, reducing so the attack surface for their employer. Thus meaning: Teaching about ===> Digital CitizenShip <=== is a MUST, where Internet Safety, basic knowledge of Cyber Security and Privacy MUST be included!

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Here below the main links about WHAT to learn about:

TEACH the kids, students and learners ALSO about ===> Responsibility, Laws, Prison & Jail for NO respect of the laws!

The above mentioned knowledge AND skills are necessary (a MUST) to have; to give a minimum of attack surface to the cybercriminals! Less infected computers and devices = less cybercrime possibilities!

 

Keywords: eSkills, Education, Digital CitizenShip, cybercrime, Cyber Security, sharing, community, Social Media, Apps, laws, prison, jail, Awareness, Privacy, dangers, ICT, Naivety, Anonymity, TOR, BYOD, smartphones, Mobile Security, CyberHygiene, Critical Thinking, Proactive Thinking, Updates, Updates of Third Party Applications, Antivirus, Firewall, 

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THE Facts

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Awareness And Naivety, WHAT!?

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01First of ALL ===> WE MUST ACCEPT (its a fact) <=== that ===> Nobody Is Perfect!!! <=== Any OS (Operating System) is vulnerable as well as any device (Smartphones, USB, tablets…). NOR is there a completely ===> anonymity and privacy <=== possible! Check below please:

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There is “Over Confidence” as it is exactly that! I don’t make a war of different OS, but one must be aware today that Nobody Is Perfect, attacks and vulnerabilities are showing us that, see here please:

Concerning the Mac, check the Report from, SYMANTEC here:

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Don’t forget also about mobile phones, Android is also based on Linux as OS! Check here:

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Cyberattacks the greatest threat to nations

A MUST READ:

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OK, I hear YOU already saying: WHAT do WE have to do with THAT!? Actually a lot! A lot of cybercrime is done by using so called ===> Zombies <===, infected computers and smartphones who are connected together in a so called ===> Botnet <===. But read more below in the proposed articles, please:

What is a botnet?

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WHO Are The Countries Who Host The Most Botnets!?

It is IMPORTANT to know who are the countries who host the MOST botnets (Botnet Control Servers), WHY!? Well, it is those countries who have to make BIG efforts to get rid of them and those countries SHOULD make MORE efforts in Education to teach people about Cyber Security.

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Botnet Control Servers In The World

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How A Botnet Is Created

programmerman-animated[Start TEXT from F-Secure] Bot programs can be planted on a machine or device in many ways. Machines or devices that have been infected by a bot are sometimes called ‘bots‘ themselves, or ‘zombies‘.

One common method for a bot program to get on a machine is when a harmful website the user is visiting silently looks for and exploits a vulnerability in the user’s system to install the bot on it. Other popular ways include sending the bot as a file attached to spam emails sent to the user, or as a program dropped from the payload of another malware.

Once the bot program is installed on the device, it will try to contact the website or server where it can retrieve instructions from the botherder. This site or server is known as the command-and-control (C&C) server.

An attacker with access to the C&C servers uses a client program to silently send instructions over the Internet (or another network) to the bot to perform various tasks, such as collecting data, monitoring the user’s actions and so on.

Commands can be issued to a single bot, or to all the bots in botnet. The attacker controlling the botnet is sometimes referred to as the ‘botherder‘, ‘operator’ or ‘controller’. [End TEXT from F-Secure]

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How To Protect To NOT Become A Zombie!?

programmerman-animatedAs already mentioned above, “Zombies” are infected devices (any OS). Computers, smartphones and any device running an “Operating System (OS)” can have vulnerabilities and MUST get updated regularly! The same for any installed software programs, they MUST get updated regularly also! Any device and any OS MUST get protected by an Antivirus program. Please follow the advice below:

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TOR And Anonymity!???

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It is IMPORTANT, actually imperative to teach the kids about responsibility, about the existing laws, about WHAT is right and what is forbidden AND illegal!!! Laws were (and STILL are) created to protect the society… Anarchy isn’t reality in the real world and neither on the internet! 

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Digital CitizenShip And Cyber Security (Internet Safety And Privacy Included)

programmerman-animatedThe month of October is by tradition since years already the “Cyber Security Month” (#CyberSecMonth) in Europe and ALSO the “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” (#NCSAM) in the USA. WE will use this blog post to participate on it by OUR contributions. Check below, please, the message from the EU and ALSO from the US. YOU will realize the importance of GOOD knowledge about Cyber Security then


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FBI-US-Cybersecurity is National Priority

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I am getting often asked WHAT are the best ways about learning ===> Internet Safety and Cyber Security <===, well, here below my recommendations and advice. I will start FIRST to introduce YOU to a game before WE are starting to talk about the THEORY 😉 Click the image below to access the FREE game.

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VOVALABS CyberSecurity Game

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WHAT Actions Could Get Taken WHO Are Student Centered?

sharing-iconWHAT could be better than put the students in the drivers seat and let them learn responsibility, let them create a community of responsibility such as:

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pĂ©dagogique TIC, membre du “ComitĂ© Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelĂ© maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du MinistĂšre de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du MinistĂšre 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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