Kalina participated in the Training Course “Stay safe in cyber space” organized by PROJUVEN in Torremolinos, Spain
Hello Kalina! Can you give us your opinion about the project “Stay safe in cyber space“?
The project “Stay safe in cyber space” was very successful, in my opinion. The information was very well presented, so that all participants managed to take part in the learning process. It was great that there were open discussions in which we shared our experience and knowledge about cyberspace threats. The non formal games and the group activities helped us understand better the topics as well as to get to know each other. Moreover, they inspired us and gave us a chance to show creativity. To conclude, the project was great and gave us more knowledge about cyberspace.
What are your tips on staying safe online?
We learned a lot of things about how to stay safe online. One of the things that help us stay safe in cyberspace is keeping your personal information secret or at least showing as less personal information as possible. For example, you should keep your passwords, mobile number and email secret and it is recommended not to show personal relationships, moods, location, etc. Another thing is to be careful who you share your personal information with. For example, you can change the settings of your social media profile to keep it private. You should always keep in mind that the information you share, leaves a footprint on the Internet and it is very hard to delete it; therefore, you should be very careful what you post and share. To conclude, you should use the internet for getting more information or finding people with similar interests as yours, but you should always be careful not to expose too much, as not all people have good intentions and can use your information for bad purpose.
What is the most important thing you have learned during the training? How do you plan to share and use your knowledge?
There were many things I learned during the training. One of them was that there is an option to delete information about you on the Internet. Another thing is that I didn’t think about the connection between bullying and cyber bullying before – it turned out to be a serious problem that not only needs regulations to be made, but also puts the question about the freedom of speech and the implementation of the democratic principles on the Internet. I will share my knowledge with my friends and also in my work. I think I may implement it in my work and, of course, in my personal life when using social medias.