Internet Safety Tips for your Stephenville Home

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Internet safety is becoming increasingly important. As more and more members of your family spend time online, there are tips you can use to keep your family safe. Not only do you want to safeguard your computers from viruses, but you should also work to maintain your family’s sense of privacy. From cyberbullying to phishing scams, here are some tips to keep the internet safe in your Stephenville home.

  • Use privacy settings on children’s social networks to keep profiles secure
  • Keep computers or gaming consoles in a common area to make supervision easier
  • File “CyberTipline” report through the NCMEC if children are targeted for exploitation
  • Block or ban users who harass or bully children online
  • Use common sense when uploading photos and make sure that content is appropriate
  • Avoiding “phishing” scams and identity theft by recognizing suspicious signs
  • Being a safer online shopper by confirming the online seller is legitimate
  • Keeping confidential information safe by securing wireless networks
  • Avoiding spam by setting up control mechanisms and using common sense about online offers

Many people get far too comfortable online, but it’s important to remember that you can do more harm than good. Just like we teach our children not to talk to strangers, the same goes for everyone online. Safeguard your personal information and don’t give out unnecessary information about your family, your school, your telephone number, or your address.

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