Internet Safety

By : Gracie B.

Identity Theft

Protection from Identity theft
  • Secure your social security number
  • Don't respond to unsolicited requests for personal information (your name, birth date, social security number, or bank account number) by phone, mail, or online.
  • Always protection your passwords and pins
  • be careful of what personal information you put on Social Media
  • Know where your information is being handed out

Security

You can avoid attacks if you be safe online . The more difficult you make the hacker work the less money he will get and more money that you will be saving. If you keep making them work it will mean that they will more likely stop and leave you alone.

TIPS : Be aware of TMI, If someone is giving out there personal information you should NOT trust them

2. Don't post anything you don't want others to see, if you post a nudity selfie on Instagram people can copy your face or body and put it on a different website, and your identity could get stolen. People from your school can also show your principal and you could get in a lot of trouble.

3. Don't say things that you would say to there face, if you don't even know the person then why would you even be telling them rude or personal information or comments. Lots of people are hackers these days and you could be talking to one. If you say things that you won't say to there face you may cause a life lost or be sent to court.

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Cell Phones

We can’t imagine our lives without a mobile phone now. We are addicted to them, our day starts with them. Google’s Google Now, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana became a part of our life, they made our lives simple and they help us in many ways. Now let us see the amazing facts about mobile phones.

Some Tips :


  • Your mobile phone has more computer power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing
  • Cell phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles
  • Mobile phone radiation can cause Insomnia, headaches, and confusion
  • Scientists have developed a way to vharge your phone using urine

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Cyber bullying

Cyber bullying is huge today. Over 87% of teens have experienced cyber bullying. That's over a third of the US teen population today. If you think you are the only one who is being badly bullied 10-30% of cyberbully people have committed or thought about giving up there lives from rude people on the internet.

Some Facts :


  • Close to 34 percent of students acknowledge that they have experienced cyber bullying
  • 15 percent of surveyed students admit to cyber bullying others
  • 24 percent of our sons and daughters report that they do not know what to do if they would be harassed online
  • 39 percent of our children do not enable their privacy settings on social media
  • One out of three kids feel they are more accepted on social media networks than in real life
  • More than 7 out of ten children felt that bullying negatively impacted their social lives
  • 83 percent of victims felt that the bullying hurt their self esteem
  • 30 percent of victims have turned to self harming behaviors, which has increased by 6 percent from 2013

Hackers

So much personal information exits across the country that it's practically easy to steal or take someone across the world identity or all of there money/things they have. Hacking has become so prevalent that the FBI now operates a most wanted list for cyber criminals, which currently has 19 people on it. With 1.6 billion users worldwide more than 64% of all internet users (social media) has become a huge target for hackers. 1 in 10 social media users said they’ve been hacked, and more than 600,000 Facebook accounts are hacked every day.

Hackers will :

  • Breaking into computer networks;
  • Bypassing passwords or copy protection in computer software;
  • Defacing and/or damaging internet web sites;
  • Causing a denial of service attack on a web site or network (preventing legitimate users from accessing a web site);
  • Stealing valuable information such as passwords and credit card data.
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Social Media

Everyone uses social media. It's just how our generation works these days. The quick truth is that it can be summed up in one word, “mobile”. Smartphone penetration has soared as it the devices have become more affordable and the wireless networks more ubiquitous and faster.There are now 7.2 billion people on the planet and of those the following numbers make interesting reading.

Facts About Social Media

  • There are just over 3 billion active Internet users (45% of the world’s internet users
  • Nearly 2.1 billion people have social media accounts
  • Almost 4 billion mobile users have access to the internet smartphones and tablets
  • Close to 2 billion people have active social media accounts
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Sexting

If you haven't heard of sexting already, you probably will in the near future. Sexting is sending or receiving a sexually graphic or descriptive text message. Studies show that teen sexting is on the rise and many parents are very unaware of it.

There are a variety of reasons that teenagers engage in sexting. Some may feel pressured into doing so and are subsequently giving in to that pressure. Others are simply interested in sex and use sexting as an outlet to learn more about sexual activities. Regardless, it is a risky behavior that could land any vulnerable teenager in trouble.

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Personal Information

The right of privacy has evolved to protect the ability of individuals to determine what sort of information about themselves is collected, and how that information is used. Most commercial websites utilize "cookies," as well as forms, to collect information from visitors such as name, address, email, demographic info, social security number, IP address, and financial information. In many cases, this information is then provided to third parties for marketing purposes. Other entities, such as the federal government and financial institutions, also collect personal information.

Personal Information facts :

  • Keep your personal information safe from online
  • Keep your personal information secure offline
  • Secure your social security number
  • keep your devices secure


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Copy and Paste

When you copy and paste a file , you're making a duplicate of the original file that you can then modify independently of the original file. If you copy and paste a file to a different location on your computer, it's a good idea to give it a different name so that you'll remember which file is new and which file is the original.

Copy and Paste Facts :

  • Using other’s work or answers on examinations, tests, or quizzes
  • Copying material from a person, the Internet, a publication, or a group that provides pre-written papers (called web paper mills)
  • Making up or otherwise using inaccurate or false data, including citing made-up sources
  • Having someone else take an exam or test in one’s stead
  • Collaboration on an assignment that was meant to be completed by individuals
  • Using a cheat sheet, crib notes, or looking at another person’s work while taking an examination, test, or quiz
  • Getting an advance copy of an examination, test, or quiz from someone who has already taken it.
  • Helping or assisting someone else to do any of these things

Passwords

Most people don;t usually put a lot of thought into there passwords. It's easier to create a short ad easy password so you can remember and so you can use the same password for every account. You don;t usually think about getting hacked but many people at this very moment are getting hacked, maybe because of a stupid mistake or of a simple and easy passwords. Here are some tips :


  • Never use personal information as a password
  • Make up a longer password
  • Don't use the same password for all accounts
  • Random passwords are the strongest
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