The kids and teens are profoundly dependent on the internet today. We have also become accustomed to the ‘digital’ way of doing things that might be we can not survive on the traditional methods anymore. Don’t you feel it is convenient to have all sources of information and entertainment on your fingertips? But kids can easily fall victim to preying eyes. Hence they require safety lessons and tips even for the smallest of tasks. Below I have come up with the top 10 ways to keep teens and kids safety on the internet.
Check what you post on the internet
Today social networking websites is dominating a significant portion of the world’s internet traffic. Yes, they help you keep in touch with friends and family, but they are a reason to concern as well. It may be fun to post weird music and cat videos on a friend’s wall, but make sure that the information is devoid of anything that can harm you and your friends later on.
Don’t hit click on everything that looks tempting
Today a lot of companies resort to online advertising to get their message across the masses. But most of the advertisements you will be coming across will be scams. Clicking on them will simply make you a victim to cyber-attacks.
Keep your friends close, but your security software closer
The most common mistake people make is that they do not keep their security software updated. For example, in case of a cyber-attack, a spyware can prevent the installation of unauthorized programs while a firewall will make sure no outsider gets access to your computer.
Understand and act accordingly to the reputation of a website
For instance, if you are using your plastic card of wonders on the internet make sure that your credit card details do not end up in wrong hands. Confirm about the reputation of the company before hitting the luring purchase button.
Use protected networks only
Try to avoid connecting to unsecure networks if you do not want to put your information at risk. Remember that anyone connected to the same Wi-Fi network as you are can get access to your computer easily.
If you want to post on a public forum, try to make yourself anonymous. Avoid putting up pictures or providing unnecessary details.
No to Business details
Under no circumstances use your office email address, phone number, or any other contact information on a public website. This will mean that are letting unknown people know where you work. At times these details might put your career at stake.
Avoid signing up on websites
There are many websites out there that asks for your name and email address. C’mon! You need not give out any personal information on websites like these. I am sure you won’t need an unnecessary newsletter in your email.
Keep your password to you
Understand that you are responsible for your own security. Therefore, sharing your password with someone will mean you are practically begging to get hacked. This is a major reason why most people get hacked.
Maintain your family security
Teach your kids about how they can keep themselves and their family safe with online security cautions.
Try to follow these basic rules and keep yourself safe on the internet. Something as simple as your phone number or email address may end up causing unnecessary trouble.
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