Sunday, 6 October 2013

Digital Citizenship: Online Safety IV

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In these activities, we're going to read some newspaper articles published online to explore another issue related to online safety: phone blackmail (or telephone extortion).

1. Choose only one of the short articles below. They are all in Spanish.

2. Read the article and answer these questions in English:

   a. What connexions can you establish between phone blackmail cases
        in Argentina and the online safety cases you read and watched here
        and here?

   b. Are there any similarities/differences between phone blackmail
       and other types of computer crime?

   c. If you got a phone call from a blackmailer, what would you do?
       What should you do?

2. Surf the Internet and find a newspaper/magazine article about online safety in Argentina. On this website, you'll find a list of the main Argentinian newspapers.

 - Read the article and write a short comment about it in English.

 - Share the article (include a link to the article you chose) and your comment about it with your classmates: Post everything in a comment on this blog.