Privacy and Security
- Make sure your password is long enough that others won't be able to guess it.
- Change your password every 6 months.
- Have a different(longer and harder) password for the more important sites like your bank account.
- Don't access important sites while connected to a public WiFi.
- Don't overshare too much.
- Keep your personal information as private as possible.
- Never share your social security number.
- Look for any misspelling, links to confirm your account, email addresses that are not valid enough and anything else that may seem suspicious.
- Check your credit report.
- Keep your personal information off social media.
- Again, don't access any important or secure sites while using public WiFi signals.
- Set your internet browser to private.
- Turn off your browser cookies.
- Careful what you agree to; your photos on the device may be sold.
- Think of what you're signing up for; sometimes you may not be able to delete your account.
- Companies will track you down even after you leave a site.
- Your data can be given to Law Enforcement.
- Once you agree to the user agreements, you cannot sue.
- Even after you delete a photo the company still owns it.
Safe Web Surfing: Top Tips for Kids and Teens Online