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The Internet is a wondrous tool and fountain of information, but it also can be a dangerous place if you are not careful. There are many reasons that you need to use the utmost security measures while on the Internet in order to keep yourself and loved ones safe. It doesn't matter what age you are, you need to protect yourself, your family and your children from Internet stalkers as well as protect your personal information so that no one steals your identity or hacks your banking information.
10 Internet Safety Tips The Internet is a wondrous tool and fountain of information, but it also can be a dangerous place if you are not careful. There are many reasons that you need to use the utmost security measures while on the Internet in order to keep yourself and loved ones safe. It doesn't matter what age you are, you need to protect yourself, your family and your children from Internet stalkers as well as protect your personal information so that no one steals your identity or hacks your banking information. 1. Tips for Protecting your Children Internet safety for parents is a must as you need to protect your children from Internet predators. There are plenty of programs such as Net Nanny or Cybersitter available that will help you set limits where your children's Internet activity is concerned. These programs will keep your children off of inappropriate sites and it can set time limits on how long they are on the Internet. This is also useful to keep track of all computer activity both online and offline. 2. Watch out for Stranger Danger Teach your children to never set up in person meetings with people they do not know. No matter how well they think they know someone that they chat with online, it is never a safe thing to meet strangers from the Internet. 3. Show your Children Safe Sites Direct your children to good websites and show them fun things to do on the Internet. You do not want them to feel like their every move is being monitored, but at the same time you want them to have fun and be safe. 4. Protecting your Personal Information Identity theft and image copying are being seen more and more all over the Internet. This is why it is very important for you to protect your personal information. You should have an anti-virus software installed on your computer that gives you the protection again spyware and viruses. 5. Shop only on Secure Sites Be cautious of all sites and check to see if they are a secure site before you enter any information. Never shop on sites that you do not know. You should check the site out thoroughly before making any purchases. 6. Keep your Information Private Never share your personal information with others on the Internet, especially your banking or credit card information. 7. Blogging and Chat Safety There are many predators on the Internet that prey on children, adults and even seniors so it is vital to protect you and your family when blogging or chatting online with other people. The key thing to remember is that you should never give anyone your real name, location or address. This should be a rule for everyone in your family that uses the computer. 8. Safe Sites for Chatting Direct your children to safe sites that they can chat on with children their own age where the site is monitored heavily. Disney and Nickelodeon offer plenty of safe chatting and blogging sites that are safe for children of all ages. 9. Set Time Limits Set limits for your children as to when they can be online and how much time they are allowed to use the computer and always keep track of who they are talking to online. 10. Monitor Emails Instruct your children to never answer emails or messages that they do not feel right about. They should always go to an adult with these messages so that the person can be reported or checked out.
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