Media Literacy . WEBSITES AND SEARCH ENGINES. Don’t Believe Everything You Read!. Not all websites are good. Some have a ton of pop-ups and scams promising you money. Some are sites that look good but can infect your computer with a virus when you click on the link.
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WEBSITES AND SEARCH ENGINES
Not all websites are good. Some have a ton of pop-ups and scams promising you money...
Some are sites that look good but can infect your computer with a virus when you click on the link...
...and some sites are complete hoaxes. with a virus when you click on the link...
Any website including or ending with “ .gov” . or “.ca”.
The “gov” means it is a government site and the “ca” means it is a Canadian, government or government-sponsored site. Examples include:
The official Government of Canada website: http://www.gc.ca/
The official Province of Manitoba website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/
The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba: http://www.afm.mb.ca/
The official United States of America website: http://www.usa.gov/
Any website including or ending with “.edu”. with a virus when you click on the link... This means it is an educational institution such as a university, generally in the United States. Example:
University of Illinois: http://illinois.edu/
*Note: Canadian University websites end in “.ca”:
University of Winnipeg: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/
University of Manitoba: http://umanitoba.ca/
Websites including or ending with “.org”. with a virus when you click on the link... This means it is an organization of some kind. Examples include:
Turtle Island Native Network: http://www.turtleisland.org/front/_front.htm
Seven Oaks School Division: www.7oaks.org/
*Note: Some organization websites are good; some are not. You must decide, based on how consistent the information is, whether it looks official or has many pop-ups, etc. Wikipedia, the infamous “anyone can edit” dictionary, is an organization: http://www.wikipedia.org/
Any website including or ending with “.com” indicates that it is a commercial website. Some might still be good, but many are useless.You must make that judgement call. Examples are:
Some “reliable” websites are not actually reliable!
Pay attention to details!
Find with a virus when you click on the link...out who owns / published the site: Internic.ca or Whois.Net
The more sources the better!
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