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Spotting spam email

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In: Digital skills

What you’ll learn...

  • What spam email is and why it’s dangerous
  • How to tell if an email is spam
  • How to tell if an email is real

Course description

This course has lessons and activities to help you spot spam email. Spam emails might give your computer a virus or send your personal information to strangers. This course will give you tips and tricks to spot spam emails.

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In this course, we’ll:

  • Learn about spam email and why it’s dangerous
  • Practice some tricks to spot spam emails
  • Practice some tricks to spot real emails

This course is made possible through a collaboration with Youth Empowering Parents. This project has been partly funded by the Government of Canada through the Digital Literacy Exchange Program. To learn more about the program, please visit the ABC Connect for Learning website.

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