Sometimes as adults we can be guilty of giving children lots of advice as to how to keep themselves safe when they are online but not always follow the same advice ourselves. Below are a few tips to ensure that you are as safe online as your children should be.
Lots of children and adults enjoy using a variety of social networks to keep in touch with their friends and family, including those who have moved elsewhere on the planet. Social networks can be absolutely fantastic for keeping in touch with people you don’t get to see very often but are you making sure that you are leaving a positive digital footprint when you use them?
Passwords are perhaps the most important way that we protect our identity and private information online but how safe do you make them?
Most people who have used the Internet for a long time will be all too familiar with web page that suddenly pop-up out of nowhere. They will also probably have received a multitude of junk mail in their inbox. Below are some simple tips to consider when you have issues like these.
If you look on online forums, Anti-Virus and Security Software can often be a hotly debated topic. Some people argue that they are too intrusive and slow their computers down too much, other people argue that they are an essential. Some people argue that Apple Mac computers do not need the same level of security as PCs, due to the fact that they function in a different way to PCs and, currently, have fewer viruses designed to target them. Undertaking your own research into Anti-Virus and Security Software is something everybody should do before deciding to install it or not. However, do bear in mind that many online banks insist on you using some form of it in their terms and conditions, if you use their online facilities.
In today’s busy modern world, online banking can save a huge amount of time and effort and make transactions much easier to keep a close eye on. However, it is important to guard your online banking details against attacks.
When upgrading to a new phone or computer it can be so exciting that we forget about the product we have just decided to dispose of. This can be a dangerous mistake. The product that you are getting rid of you may have used to look at online banking details or may contain files that are private to you. Before disposing of any technology, always ensure that you complete a factory reset and ensure you dispose of it with a company that has a reputable standard for disposing of these kinds of products.
We hope that you have found the information in this guide of use. For further information on how to keep yourself safe online, visit the websites below.
Excellent tips on how to keep safe online as adults from ‘Get Safe Online’
Great online safety advice from Google