Google Drive & Gmail Sign-Out First Learned Rule

Today I was amazed while watching a middle school student sign-out of their Gmail account. Instead of clicking on the account sign-out the student clicked the red “X” in the upper left Corner of the Chrome Browser. This is not the safest way to sign out of an account. It could potentially leave the user’s account signed on. Which means the next student using the computer may have access to the prior person’s account. Ironically today in the Google Drive Help Forum I assisted a high school student who was upset due to files and folder deleted from their account. It is really important to teach students from a young age how to sign-out of their Google Account before closing the Chrome or Internet Browser. Nurturing “Good Digital Citizenship” skills start with teaching students how to properly use digital devices.

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