security

Cybersecurity: avenues and resources to understand and explain it

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity to demystify the theme in order to be able to tackle it in class with the students. As a teacher, you first have to grasp the subtleties before you can explain it. We discussed it with educational advisor Julie April, from RÉCIT. 

Safer Internet Day - February 7, 2017

On this World Safer Internet Day, the Canadian Center for Child Protection (CCPE) is launching a new free resource to help parents talk about online safety with their children.

A drone to inspect from above

Drones are now part of our aerial landscape. Let's take a closer look at why this new type of aircraft worries the population in certain situations.

Social media lures and scams

Recently, columnist Patrick Lagacé announced that he had been deceived by one of his contacts on Facebook. The life of her friend Kim Laurin was invented from scratch. Let's find out about the different types of scams that social media has in store for us.

Attacks in Canada

Tragic events have claimed the lives of two Canadian servicemen in recent days. Let's see what happened and how the media dealt with these attacks.

Celebrities have their intimate photos hacked

A few days ago, private photos of naked celebrities were stolen and then posted on the internet. Let's see why such an event happened and how to avoid such situations.

The United States and guns: a debate dating back to the constitution

Following Newton's massacre last December, in addition to other cases of fatal shootings in the country, the President of the United States is proposing a plan for better gun control. However, he faces an obstacle: the right to own such a weapon is enshrined in the American Constitution ...

Companies join forces to protect children

On average, young Europeans start using the Internet at the age of seven. Despite the minimum age required to register for social networks, 38 % young people aged 9 to 12 admit to having such a profile. At the invitation of the European Commission, a coalition of 28 companies was set up to “better adapt the internet to the needs of children and make it safer”.

Danger of the Internet: parents don't talk much about it

About 80 % of parents believe that the Internet can be a source of danger when it comes to the sexual exploitation of children. However, less than 50 % address the issue with their children, according to a survey unveiled yesterday by the Marie-Vincent Foundation and Cyberaide.ca.

European agency ENISA wants to tackle cyberbullying and "grooming"

Different digital devices and the pervasiveness of the Internet in children's lives mean that they "live their lives online in both private and educational contexts." This is not without risk and ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency, has just published a report offering recommendations against cyberbullying and online grooming.