The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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Anti-Phishing Phil™ is an engaging online game that teaches students and adults how to identify phishing URLs. The game was developed at Carnegie Mellon (in partnership with Wombat Security Technologies). Scientific evaluation has shown that Phil is more engaging than traditional training solutions and significantly more effective in terms of how well people are later able to detect phishing attacks and how long they remember what they have learned.
Web-based Comics. BitStrips for Schools places it on a private virtual network where teachers can moderate content and review all characters and comics. Students can flag inappropriate comments or bullying, which is then instantly removed pending teacher review. There is a nominal fee of $9.95 per month for up to 40 students.
Social networking services from Twitter and Foursquare to Yelp and Buzz encourage users to log in and share their location. Please Rob Me is a website by Forthehack that lists updates on Twitter and Foursquare from people who are telling they world that they are not home. Scary stuff and definitely something both kids and adults need to consider.
Everyone you consider a "friend" on Facebook, may not have the friendliest intentions. That was the hard lesson homeowners in New Albany, Ind., believe they learned after their home was ransacked by two men.