Test Your Online Safety Understanding!

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Online Safety Quizzes & Trivia

We often tend to believe what we see on internet and take risks that we wouldn't take in the real world. Take this quiz to rate your online skills and see just how discerning you really are. Are you as critical and aware as you think? Or do you trust what you see online? To discover how "web-skilled" you are, take this short quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Safer Internet Day is celebrated around the world each year on the second Tuesday in February. What year did this celebration begin?
    • A. 

      2003

    • B. 

      2004

    • C. 

      1997

    • D. 

      2006

  • 2. 
    How can you help your computer to be safe from viruses?
    • A. 

      Make sure it does not get old

    • B. 

      Turn it off at night

    • C. 

      Use anti-virus software and a spam filter

    • D. 

      Don't play games on it

  • 3. 
    What percentage of his/her waking hours does the average person spend consuming mass media?
    • A. 

      45%

    • B. 

      55%

    • C. 

      65%

    • D. 

      75%

  • 4. 
    How many people worldwide use internet?
    • A. 

      66 million

    • B. 

      500 million

    • C. 

      1.7 billion

    • D. 

      634 million

    • E. 

      2.4 billion

  • 5. 
    The ability to effectively and efficiently comprehend and use written symbols is referred to as:
    • A. 

      Literacy

    • B. 

      Alliteracy

    • C. 

      Illiteracy

    • D. 

      Literature

  • 6. 
    What shouldn't you do to stop spams?
    • A. 

      Use a spam filter

    • B. 

      Block the sender of the spam mail

    • C. 

      Refrain from publishing your email on the internet

    • D. 

      Ask the spammer to leave you alone

  • 7. 
    What is an internet helpline?
    • A. 

      A number to call if the internet is down and you want to fix it

    • B. 

      A number to call if something you've experienced when using the internet is worrying you

    • C. 

      A number to call if you cannot find something you are looking for on the net

    • D. 

      A number to call to get the latest weather reports or sport news

  • 8. 
    According to Facebook, how many active users were there on that social networking site in May 2010?
    • A. 

      300 million

    • B. 

      425 million

    • C. 

      500 million

    • D. 

      600 million

  • 9. 
    Find the best answer. When the media identify a certain group of people they wish to get their message across to, this group of people is known as a(n):
    • A. 

      Narrowcasting audience

    • B. 

      Demographic response

    • C. 

      Audience poll

    • D. 

      Target audience

  • 10. 
    Find the best answer: A person that is media literate can: 
    • A. 

      Easily use all types of computer hardware and software and other forms of new technology

    • B. 

      Use and find information of all types in a university library, including computer sources, microfilm, and indexes/abstracts

    • C. 

      Read, analyze and critically evaluate information presented in a variety of formats (television, print, radio, computers, etc.)

    • D. 

      Critically evaluate television programs and tell when they are trying to be persuaded

  • 11. 
    Typing all in capitals in electronic communications means
    • A. 

      Nothing special, typing in capitals is normal

    • B. 

      You are shouting

    • C. 

      This message is very important

  • 12. 
    How many emails are sent out each day?
    • A. 

      750 million

    • B. 

      2 billion

    • C. 

      100 billion

    • D. 

      More than 200 billion

  • 13. 
    You are working on your personal homepage and would like to publish a nice graphic you found on the internet. What do you have to think of before publishing?
    • A. 

      The background of the graphic has to be transparent

    • B. 

      The copyright – I have to ask the owner for permission

    • C. 

      The graphic has to be published in its original size

    • D. 

      Nothing particular, I can use it as it is

  • 14. 
    What kind of personal information may be given online to unknown people or websites without any concerns?
    • A. 

      An alias

    • B. 

      The first name

    • C. 

      The family name

    • D. 

      The address

    • E. 

      The phone number

  • 15. 
    Which of the file formats below is that of a picture?
    • A. 

      Mp3

    • B. 

      Gif

    • C. 

      Doc

    • D. 

      Pdf

  • 16. 
    Which statement best describes the term ‘Browser’?
    • A. 

      A program that searches for information on the internet

    • B. 

      A program for exchanging files over the internet

    • C. 

      A program to treat pictures

    • D. 

      A program for viewing and accessing data on the internet

  • 17. 
    In case of cyberbullying, one should
    • A. 

      Respond to the bully and fight back if necessary

    • B. 

      Block the cyberbully from the contacts list and talk to a trusted adult

    • C. 

      Wait in silence until things get better

  • 18. 
    Where does the term “Spam” come from?
    • A. 

      A popular brand of ham

    • B. 

      The first person convicted for sending massive amounts of unwanted mail (Jonathan Spam)

    • C. 

      An acronym of the English sentence "Send People Annoying Messages".

  • 19. 
    Someone is behaving inappropriately on one of the sites you're using. You should:
    • A. 

      Report to the moderator of the site

    • B. 

      Shut down your PC

    • C. 

      Tell the person off

  • 20. 
    What does censorship mean?
    • A. 

      When information is filtered, suppressed or deleted to hinder freedom of speech

    • B. 

      When someone tries to influence the opinions or behaviors of others

    • C. 

      When false and deceiving information is used to trick others

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