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JSU hosts cyber security training camp for teachers

According to Jacksonville State Univeristy Computer Science Professor Dr. Guillermo Francia, there are two kinds of people...technology immigrants and technology natives. (abc3340.com | Jasmina Alston)

According to Jacksonville State University Computer Science Professor Guillermo Francia, there are two kinds of people...technology immigrants and technology natives.

"The old people are technology immigrants and are still trying to figure things out," he said.

Technology natives are the younger generation because they grew up online.

But because of that, Francia said they often don't see the dangers.

"The younger generation is not too careful," he said.

With new games using information, like location, Francia said they must learn. Now he's training their teachers through a GenCyber camp.

"Getting connected on the internet is a dangerous thing that they should be aware of," said Francia. "They should be careful, their information could easily be stolen."

Yolanda Juddine is a teacher at Gadsden City High and attended the training.

"They're connected to the internet all the time through their phones and so they don't realize that a lot of times there's personal information that they are allowing to be transmitted over the various devices," she said.

Her goal is to take what she learns and help her students be good digital citizens.

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