Safeguarding Your Digital Identity

Hi, guys! Back again with another post unrelated to my WordPress’s main subject.

You see the image for this post? It’s an inforgraphic that I was in charge of making in Canva. It was for our project in our subject Empowerment Technology.

As for the little essay down below, this is the essay I wrote in our first Empowerment Technology exam last time. It may seem rushed so it might not be the best but hey, time constraints are a thing in exams so I had to come up with a good essay to write.

But still, I hope you enjoy reading the essay below. Let me know what you think! ヽ(´▽`)/

P.S. – Due to this infographic having real names of my groupmates written, I have to censor them for safety purposes. Some people know my real first name online though. I just decided to censor my last name since I don’t want to reveal it just yet.

There are numerous ways to keep your online self secure. First is to come up with a strong password. Some websites automatically determine if the password you are going to use while using the registration form is weak or strong. However, one important thing to remember is that your password should not be so easy for anyone to guess, like 12345 or abcd.

Second is to be wary of suspicious-looking ads or websites. It is common to see ads that promote something like “Come and get a free gadget right now!” or “Take this chance to win $100,000,000!”. Don’t just immediately trust them because chances are, it’s a scam or a trap. If you fill in your personal information in order to get the “reward”, someone could take advantage of it.

Third is to go online shopping at the most trustworthy internet stores. Some examples are iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, and Lazada. These stores usually guarantee that you will get the product you wish to purchase.

Lastly, never reveal sensitive or confidential personal information to public. You could end up jeopardizing your safety or the safety of other people.

Empowerment Technology – Reflection

Hi, guys! This post is definitely not related to the subject of my WordPres site. But you see, our teacher in Empowerment Technology asked us to post our reflection on the subject (referring to Empowerment Technology) in our respective WordPress sites. Therefore, I’ll be posting mine here.

But even so, I… hope you’ll still like it. Although, I wouldn’t say it’s the absolute best.

During the past previous days, I learned a lot of things about ICT, which stands for Information and Communications Technology. Examples of the information I learned are but not limited to stuff like Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0, XML—which stands for eXtensible Markup Language, RSS—which stands for Rich Site Summary, the evolution of internet over time, many more different operating systems—in which back then, the only operating systems I knew before were Android and iOS, the different trends in ICT, and many more.

I am very pleased to say that I am happy with how much technology has evolved over the several years that passed. Thanks to the advancement of technology, communication has gotten better. These days, we don’t always have to write letters to send to other people while waiting several days to receive a response from them. If you have a phone, you can send a text message to someone and usually receive a reply from them within the day. If you want to send a photo or a video to someone, you don’t always have to take time to print the photo in glossy paper or burn the video in a CD. Sending someone a photo or video can now take a few options to use or take a few clicks away.

The existence of internet and electronic gadgets has made life easier and more colorful. Internet has helped teachers and other members of academic institutions in constructing their lesson plans and in improving their teaching methods. Internet has helped students in doing their schoolwork, doing their projects, collaborating or cooperating with other students, and gaining more knowledge about their surroundings and the world. Internet has helped people in promoting, establishing, expanding, or organizing their businesses. Internet has helped people in rescuing those in need. Internet has helped reunite people who have not seen or spoke to each other in a long time. Internet has helped people in solving crimes. Internet has helped people in spreading truths.

With all of this being said, I believe that the one thing that matters the most is that we should use the internet for good purposes. We should also be careful of encountering people that we only met in the internet, as it is often a common thing for a lot of people to lie in the internet. We should also make sure not to reveal very sensitive personal information to other people in the internet.

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