As a student of an online school, you'll spend much of your day online. QDA has created this resource page for general Internet and Technology Safety.
Our Internet Safety Policy can be found here and contains:
- Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites
- Socializing Securely: Using Social Networking Services
- Using Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms Safely
- Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
- Dealing with Cyberbullies
Our Internet Acceptable Use Guidelines can be found here.
Report Cyberbullying and Prevention
Please click here to access our cyberbullying resource page.
FBI Report on the Rise of Ransomware
Your computer screen freezes with a pop-up message—supposedly from the FBI or another federal agency—saying that because you violated some sort of federal law your computer will remain locked until you pay a fine. Or you get a pop-up message telling you that your personal files have been encrypted and you have to pay to get the key needed decrypt them. Read more here...
Fake Tech Support Calls
QDA does not require payment for technical support. Individuals that call and claim your computer is infected with malware are cold calling in an attempt to scam individuals. Please hang up on anyone that claims that they are working for Microsoft or Windows and want to fix your computer for a fee. Additional information about this scam can be found here.
Remote Support Applications
Individuals have been known to use remote support applications to access user's computers for fraudulent purposes. Do not accept remote support from individuals you do not know. QDA will provide a remote support pin number over the phone (330-339-7159) or through the QDA Email System.