In this digital age, it’s important that we are teaching digital literacy. Technology is something that impacts educators as well as students. We use our devices every day inside the classroom as well as in our spare time outside of school. Consider this:
The average time spent online per week in America has risen from 9.4 hours in 2000 to 23.6 hours in 2018.
The percent of people who are accessing the Internet from mobile devices has gone from 23 percent in 2010 to 84 percent in 2018.
While navigating the Internet may be an intuitive learning process, using devices in a safe manner isn’t. To add on, there seems to be an endless number of mobile threats out there. Both Android and iOS devices are prone to viruses and can be hacked by professionals to obtain your personal information. In 2018, Android and iOs combined had 446 vulnerabilities.
Read through to ensure your devices are up to date with the latest security precautions.