I don’t think that you can get enough of these things. You have to realize that while you may be getting smarter, those who would do nasty things are at least keeping pace.
Quizzes like this are a fun way to make sure that you’re on the top of your online game.
And, in the classroom, it shouldn’t be a matter of a “one and done” approach to online literacy and safety. It should be done regularly and constantly revisited to make sure that the lessons are learned and reinforced.
With that introduction, I turn you to a Phishing Quiz posted on the withgoogle site.
It doesn’t take too long to complete if you know what you’re looking for. There are eight examples to work your way through.
I like how the authors personalized it by asking for a name and email address which will appear in the questions so that it approximates what might happen in real life. The site claims this information never goes anywhere but I didn’t give out my real stuff just in case.
I am proud to say that I have been paying attention and got 8/8 on the quiz the first time through. I even did a screen capture to prove it. But, I decided to step back the ego just a bit and not include it in the post.
If you’re reading this on the Saturday morning that I post it, take five minutes and put yourself to the test.