When people think about online scams, they picture cyber criminals using highly sophisticated techniques. But most online scams are simpler than that, and rely on human emotions to trick regular Internet users. If a cyber criminal can create a sense of urgency, they’re more likely to succeed in tricking Internet users.

Being aware doesn’t require being afraid. Let’s look at what you can do to help your students become aware of potential online scams while enjoying the web. Go through the sections below, then check what you’ve learned with a short quiz.