“SAFETIQUETTE“ SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUNG INTERNET USERS
Internet Safety is mostly everyday common sense applied to the tools of the Internet. Here are some reminders. The only difference between Internet safety and everyday safety is the tools we use. Try to practice internet safety and cybercrime prevention with the same concern, common sense and enthusiasm you have for everyday crime prevention. Here are some safety tips you should bear in mind while using the Internet:
- Never give out your credit/debit card details. Only this way you can avoid a financial abuse;
- Always use your credit/debit card on secure websites (with a padlock icon only). You will not face parting with your money savings unexpectedly;
- Don’t share your passwords with anyone. You might allow strangers to access your email/SN sites/IM services data;
- Remember not to give out your personal information. It might leak out and be used for wrong purposes (e.g. adware cheating / illegal cases);
- It might be useful to ignore emails from ‘scam’ websites. They often make false promises and force you to sign in for junk-mail.
- · You should report cyberbullying to police or site administrators to stop cyberbullies from further actions.
- ·Try not to reply to abusive or threatening messages/e-mails at all. It may encourage the increase in cyberbullying and abuse;
- · If I were you, I would always use Antivirus/Antispyware programs. They will guard your PC from a viral attack;
- · You’d better update security programs regularly. It will help to protect your computer from the latest viruses;
- · It is a good idea to take extra care while meeting new people on Social Networking websites. You might be in danger of experiencing indecent relationships;
- · You shouldn’t use your webcam with someone you don’t know well. Once you are on webcam, they will know what you look like;
- · It’s worth being careful when you want to meet your on-line friends in reality. It can’t be guaranteed that someone really is who they claim to be;
- · It’s not a good idea to believe everything you see or read on-line. There are lots of false identities, false friends and false information;
- · You ought to protect your on-line identity and reputation by being smart about what you share (films/photos/opinions). You never know who looks at what you share and what way they could use it.
WE HOPE STICKING TO OUR “SAFETIQUETTE” (NETIQUETTE PLUS SAFETY) RULES WILL HELP YOU ENJOY SURFING THE INTERNET!
RESPECT THE NETIQUETTE!