• Online Safety and Security


    Online Safety and Security

    Why Should You Protect Yourself Online?

    Going online allows you to share and exchange ideas and information, share original creations or make new friends.  But going online does not mean you should throw caution to the wind and post whatever you want or talk to everyone who contacts you.  You should use the same caution you would use when going to any other public place.

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    How Should You Protect Yourself Online?

    Create strong passwords for your social media and email accounts.


    "How to Create a Strong Password." YouTube. YouTube, 10 Dec. 2010. Web. 9 June 2015.

    • When was the last time you changed your password for Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat?  How many people know your passwords? 

    • You also shouldn’t share personal information (name, address, phone number, name of school…).  You wouldn’t give that information out to a stranger on the street.  Don’t post it online.

    • Use the strongest security settings for all of your accounts.

    • Don’t click on links or download files you aren’t expecting.  That’s a good way to get a virus that can destroy your computer or make your private information public.

    • Don’t accept as a friend anyone you don’t know in real life. 
       

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    "Dos and Don'ts When Using Social Networks." YouTube. YouTube, 8 June 2011. Web. 9 June 2015.

    Think before you post and you will never have any regrets or embarrassment online. Treat the internet like a public place and don't do or say anything you wouldn't want everyone to know.

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