Privacy and Security

Internet Safety

Passwords

  • 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.

Scams

  • 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.
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Privacy

  • 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.
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User Agreements

  • 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