Internet Safety

Steps you can take to become a more cautious Internet user

How to be safe while browsing the Web

1. Never give away personal information about yourself online. This could include photos, passwords, and even your real name. When making a screen name don't use your last name or your birthday.
2. Always be careful about social media. Just because you can't see someone doesn't mean you're not hurting someone. Also, check your privacy settings often. You never know who is looking at you.
3. Cite your information that you obtain from a website. If it's not your idea then you should give credit to the author.

NetSafe Episode 11: Protect Your Personal Information (Grades 7-12)

How to keep your computer safe

Steps you can take to protect your computer

1. Buy reliable anti-virus software.
2. Scan all the files you download from the Internet.
3. Backup your files often.
4. Never start your computer with removable media in it.

Give credit where credit is due

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