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Understanding Criminal Activity Online & Dangers to Teens on Social Media

Alliance to Counter Crime Online
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
In this 5-week course, students will learn about bad actors and illicit activities that exist online, ways to recognize that activity, and protect themselves online.

Class experience

This course will introduce students to the “dark side” of social media. Specifically, students will learn:
1.	The types of criminal sectors that exist in cyberspace 
2.	How to detect and report criminal activity 
3.	How platforms help criminals operate online
4.	The laws governing cyberspace and efforts to reform them
5.	Strategies criminals use to appear legitimate and target innocent victims
6.	Methods you can use to stay safe online.
My name is Dr. Damien Huffer. I am an osteologist, forensic anthropologist and interdisciplinary scholar of the human remains trade, as well as a co-founder of the Alliance to Counter Crime Online. I have a PhD in Bioarchaeology (the study of human skeletal remains within their cultural context) from the Australian National University. Currently, I am ACCO's Director of Educational Programs and an honourary affiliate of the School of Social Sciences, University of Queensland, in Brisbane. I have taught at the collegiate level for over five years and have participated several times in the "Skype a Scientist'' program, in which scientists share their research and career trajectory with classrooms of all ages around the world. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Stockholm University, and before that, at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum Conservation Institute/Division of Anthropology. One aspect of my work in both jobs was to serve as a subject-matter expert on human remains smuggling investigations and assist with a program to familiarize new law enforcement agents with how museum-based scientific and collections research could aid their work. I have written and presented extensively on the antiquities and human remains trade, archaeology, museum studies, and forensic science. I am passionate about helping young scientists explore the fields of forensic science and archeology.
No supplies are needed for this course. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
We discuss a wide range of personal threats and illicit activity that occurs online, but the aim of the course is to raise awareness, not serve as a 'how-to' guide.  
This class utilize a wide number of articles, books, websites and news media in its curriculum. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
The Alliance to Counter Crime Online (ACCO) is a coalition of NGOs, academics, and researchers who seek to stop criminal activity on social media platforms and Internet search engines. We seek to reform the laws governing the Internet in order to... 
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weekly or $125 for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
45 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-16
1-6 learners per class

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