Keep your virus protection software updated regularly.
Keep your operation system software updated regularly.
Install and run spyware-monitoring software.
Use a firewall program or install a hardware
firewall, especially if you have high-speed internet access which
maintains continuous internet connection.
Install or activate a pop-up window blocker.
Make regular back-ups of all important information.
Enjoy the internet safely
Use a strong password – a combination of letters,
numbers and symbols. Example: Prevent-Crime-911
Change your password frequently, at lease twice
Use unique passwords. Do not use the same password
on all accounts.
Do not write down your password, remember it.
Do not use the links provided in emails to access
a webpage. Type the web address for the company directly into the
Be suspicious of any emails with urgent request
for personal or financial information.
Do not give out your personal information through
emails or online forms unless you confirm that you are dealing with
a legitimately secure site.
A secure web address begins with https://
rather than just http://
When submitting information also look for the
lock or key icon on the browser's status bar.
Do not download files from unknown email addresses.
Do not use the unsubscribe link in spam emails.
This only notifies them that your email address is valid and they
do not remove you from their list.
To report an internet crime file a complaint
with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov
Internet safety especially for Children
- Never tell anyone your home
address, telephone number or school name without asking a parent,
and never share personal information publicly online (like in a chat
room or newsgroup/message board post).
- Don't give your password
to anyone but your parents-not even your best friend.
- Never say you'll meet someone
in person without asking your parents first.
- Always tell a parent, librarian
or teacher about any threatening or bad language you see online.
- Don't accept things from
strangers (e-mails, files, links or URLs).
- If someone says something that makes you
feel unsafe or funny, notify your parents, librarian or teacher and
leave the chat room or website.
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