Digital Security

Natalie Giordano

What Does It Mean to be a Digital Citizen?

Digital citizenship means that you use the internet. To be a digital citizen you have to be involved in technology and you have to know how to use it. You must follow the rules for many reasons including your own safety. If you see any people breaking rules you must report them.

Digital Security

Digital security is the protection of your digital identity. There are many tools to insure your digital security and you should always take precautions, just in case. You should be careful whenever on the internet because your safety is on the line.

Facts

  • "In 2012, about 16.6 million people-about 7% of U.S. citizens age 16 or older- were victims of identity theft"
  • "in 2012, 40% of households in the United States were affected by viruses, and nearly 24 million households were hit with a heavy spam
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The Do's of Digital Security

  • Do use personal information instead of private
  • Do share private information only when you'e applying for a driver's license, filling out papers for a new job, preparing tax information, applying for a bank loan and opening a new bank account
  • Do create strong password's
  • Do be careful about the information you're posting
  • Do monitor your online accounts frequently
  • Do use firewalls and anti-virus softwares
  • Do watch for updates for all security products, software programs and operating systems
  • Do remember to log out

The Don'ts of Digital Security

  • Don't trust all phone calls, emails and pop-ups
  • Don't leave your private account logged on on a public computer
  • Don't give out private information
  • Don't give your passwords out to other people
  • Don't create easy to guess passwords
  • Don't download, transfer or save everything from the internet
You should follow these do's and don'ts if you want to create a good digital footprint for yourself. These tips will help you stay safe and have digital citizenship.