Teens Protecting Their Privacy

It is very important that you keep your personal information safe while you are on the internet. If you don't you could be seriously hurt emotionally and physically. In this article, I will tell you some of the ways you can do that, and if you follow all these tips, you will be able to stay safe online.

Social networking sites- First of all, when you join a social networking site, never lie about your age because it's for your own safety. You see, if someone posts adult content on the website, and you lie about being 30, a lot of bad things could happen. Next, always ask your parents before you post a picture of yourself. If you don't, you could regret it forever. If this happens, you could have to contact the people who run the website to take the picture off. Even then, someone could've copied it onto their computer. This is a whole chain reaction, so never lie about your age!

Password- Never use the same password for all your accounts or devices. If you do, once someone hacks one account, they can hack all of them. A good way to keep your password safe is to use a combination of letters and numbers. For example, if your password is sea turtle, change it to s3A tUrT13. Also, never tell your password to friends, especially over email. This is because if someone hacks into your email and sees those, they will be able to hack onto all your other accounts.

Spam- If you get an email about a big prize or vacatio that you've won, don't open it!. Many people who don't remember even entering a contest, click on those ads. Now they will never getting continuous spam from that same website. Just use some common sense and don't even open the email. Many public sites have filters that filter all the spam, but computers can make mistakes so just be aware of that.

Remember Username- Never set any computers up to remember your username or password. These just make it easier for someone to hack onto your account. These thing on your computer are called cookies. The only way to delete cookies is manually one by one, and even that doesn't always take them away, so don't start it in the first place.