Using a web browser in "private" or "incognito" mode can be a useful and responsible way to navigate the web. Unfortunately, these versions of web browsers are not easy to understand. This video explains why private or incognito browsing matters and how to use it effectively.
What it Teaches:
Modern web browsers come with two versions: the normal version and one that provides for “private” or “incognito” browsing. Using this feature can be helpful, and using it effectively requires an understanding of what it does and why. This video teaches:
What information web browsers save when you visit websites
Why this information is saved
What makes private or incognito browsers different
For too long, passwords were the only thing standing between criminals and the valuable information you keep online. Now, websites and apps are adding a second layer of security called Two Factor Authentication and this video explains why it matters, and how it works.
New Video: Two Factor Authentication
What it Teaches:
Passwords alone may not be enough to keep criminals from accessing your sensitive online accounts and causing serious problems. Using a simple analogy of an offline storage company, this video explains Two Factor Authentication and why it matters. It teaches:
Why a second layer of security may be needed in addition to a password
Why two factor authentication is effective
How two factor authentication works
How to enable two factor authentication
What to expect when logging in with two factor authentication
Common Craft members use our videos to help explain technology and related subjects in classrooms, training sessions, and on websites. The videos can be downloaded, embedded or displayed from our website, with or without captions in English.
If I could wave a magic wand and change one thing for internet users, it might be this: learn how to be safe and responsible online. Awareness of the threats and a clear understanding of how to avoid them is essential to protecting yourself when using the web.
That's why we make videos that teach internet safety. Videos have real power in teaching these subjects because they can create a clear understanding of the real world consequences that can arise from being careless online. Videos do the heavy lifting so you don't have to.
Video Packs: A New Resource for Teaching
Recently, we created a new resource that makes teaching easier. It's called Video Packs. The packs save time by giving you sharing tools, lesson plans, and related videos, all in one place. We currently have five packs, with more on the way.
Our Internet Safety Pack contains ten videos, which are all displayed on a single page. There is no better way to access these videos, along with features for embedding the videos, downloading the video files and more.
Video Packs are included with Common Craft Pro and Editor Plans.
The video below serves as an introduction to our Internet Safety videos. If you're curious about using videos to help your audience stay safe online, watch and consider sharing it. It's available on YouTube and Facebook.
We've published a new video, the 102nd in our video library. It is part of our Net Safety category.
Ransomware - Explained
What it Teaches:
Like a kidnapped person, the information on your computer can now be held hostage by criminals, who demand a ransom to release it. This is called a ransomware attack and, unfortunately, it’s a growing problem. This video explains ransomware. It teaches:
We now depend on smartphones for access to our most sensitive information, so it’s more important than ever to keep them safe and secure. By learning a few simple practices, we can help protect them from being stolen, hacked or compromised by criminals. This video teaches:
Why keeping a smartphone safe and secure matters
How to use common security settings
How to prevent a phone from being stolen
How to prevent a phone from being hacked or infected with a virus
What you can do to keep your phone from being a target for criminals
We now have 100 explainer videos in our library. Each video is designed to explain a subject so you don't have to. Common Craft videos can help save time in your classroom, course, training session or presentation.
One of our most popular video categories is Internet Safety and our new video covers an essential part of staying safe online (and off): identity theft. It's perfect for educating students and trainees.
Learn why our identities are at risk and what we can do to protect them (in about three minutes).
We all use names, account numbers and passwords to verify our identities to organizations. Unfortunately, these can be stolen by criminals and cause us financial ruin. The key to avoiding this problem is awareness and understanding ways to keep our identities safe. This video teaches:
Why our identity is so important in everyday life
What criminals do when they steal a person’s identity
Why sensitive documents are a risk and how to keep them safe
How criminals use phone calls, emails and fake websites to fool people
Why it’s important to review your bills and bank statements