In honor of Safer Internet Day earlier this month, we helped you and your family practice internet safety all week.
Make sure you’re not accidentally giving out personal information you wouldn’t want on the internet, like your phone number or address, to any individuals or companies you don’t know or have never heard of.
Never share your password with anyone. If you do have to share one, like your wifi password, use one that’s not tied to any important accounts. A secure password manager can help you if you struggle to keep track of your passwords.
When creating screen names, don’t include any important personal information, like your last name or birthdate, and help your children set up any accounts they have to protect their info.
Protecting your kids in the age of technology can be tricky. Make sure you know how to enable parental controls across devices.
You don’t have to be a tech wizard to practice better privacy safety online. Securing your browser, using anti-virus software, keeping programs up to date, and paying attention to settings on your accounts is an easy way to get started with digital security.
For many of us, social media is a way to share our lives with loved ones. But sharing personal details, your location, or even family photos can be risky. Adjust your social media privacy settings to protect your info.
Be smart shopping online. If a website looks old and outdated or if you can’t find any reviews or press coverage for their company in a quick search, don’t enter your credit card info into their site. Services like PayPal can also protect your money and info.