Entering personal information into your smartphone or tablet and sharing it with people you don't know can be very risky. In this part of the project, we will be looking at security questions on the use of smart devices.
At the end of this section, you will have:
- listened to some information about the responsible use of electronic devices.
- written down the do's and dont's on the use of smartphones.
- revised and learnt must and mustn't.
- revised and learnt the modal verb should to give advice.
- recorded a phone-in programme on smartphone security.
Let us reflect for a while on security of smartphones. Answer the following questions orally:
- Is searching the Net on your phone safer than searching it on a desktop computer?
- Do you think people need some protection when using their mobile phones?
Click on the image below and listen to some relevant information.
While watching and listening, discuss the following questions with a classmate:
- what is not advisable to do when using your phone?
- What measures do you need to take if you want to be/feel safe when you are using the Internet on your phone?
Comment your ideas about good and bad smartphone uses with the classgroup and your teacher.
Sexting or non-wanted contacts are two major problems that teenagers may face when they get online. The site esafety.com presents relevant information about these and other possible risks when you connect your smartphone to the net. Enter the site and read ways of staying safe online. Your teacher will point out the most relevant issues.