10 Internet Safety Tips by aniezhaimoethiya

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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.

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									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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