Protecting Your Privacy Online

By Jenna

Protect Your Privacy

Email
Make sure to logout of your account everytime that you use it on a public computer or device. If you don’t, people could get into your account and find out about you. Be careful about what you get on in a public computer. Make sure that you logout of any accounts that have your private information on them anytime that you login.
Never accept messages from strangers. Don’t reply to email from strangers either. Delete them right away. Don’t open spam or reply to them. They are bad and can get way more information than they need to know.You can delete cookies. Cookies
are like pop ups. They help protect your privacy.



Passwords
Make sure that you have passwords on all of your accounts and devices. Make your password challenging to guess and figure out. For example, if your password is sea turtle, then change you could change it to s3a_TurT13. It will make it more challenging. Do not put your password as something that connects with your personal life.
Put passwords on your phone, email, tablets, iPods, or any other device that has personal information on it. You should change your password about every three months. Do not give anyone your password, especially people that you do not know. A good idea is to make your password with capital letters, dashes, and numbers. Make sure that you can remember your password, but not so easy that your best friend can guess it.



Safety
Be sure to be safe online at chats and emails. Remember not to accept anything from strangers. Tell a parent if there is something that is making you uncomfortable. Make strong passwords that are hard to guess but easy for you to remember. Don’t open spam or reply to spam. Don’t lie about your age just so you can get on a website or game. Never give out your personal information such as your phone number, credit card number, address, or any other personal private information.