This Resource helps teachers and students understand the dangers that online pirate sites pose to users and their devices.
Piracy is the illegal downloading or streamlining of films or TV shows – accessing them without paying. Apart from the impact on creative industries, which can be very significant, these websites are hotbeds for malware – a term that covers a range of ‘malicious’ software which can perform all sorts of harm, from stealing personal data, to hijacking computer functions to monitoring user activities without detection.
The fastest growing demographic amongst online pirates in Australia is teens aged 12-13. It is important for students to know that:
The objective of this lesson is to engage students and develop their understanding of malware and its link to pirate sites. It is important that students deepen their knowledge around malware as it very present in the lives of 21st century learners and can be harmful to their technology and their personal safety.
Developing an understanding of good digital citizenship is a key component of state and national curricula and respect for copyright online is part of being a good digital citizen.
By the end of this lesson students should be able to:
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