Top 12 Guidelines

By Kathleen Stephenson

1) Use different passwords. Try not to include personal information or words that are in the dictionary, for these are too easy for hackers to guess.

2) Proofread your writing and consider the tone you're using. Does this sound rude, ignorant, or disrespectful?

3) Remember that posts and emails are permanent- there is no taking back what you have sent. Make sure that you are sending the writing to the proper person and conveying the message like you mean to.

7) A virus is a computer program designed to enter your computer secretly and tamper with your information. Avoid clicking on pop-up ads and mysterious links and emails to help prevent your computer from getting a virus.

8) Strange images, noises, and functions on your computer may indicate that your computer has a virus.

9) Having the latest security software and operating system can help protect your computer against viruses.

In summary, computers are a helpful and powerful tool, if used correctly. Not following these guidelines could result in losing the files on your computer, having your identity stolen, or losing your job or respect over an online conversation.

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