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How to protect yourself, your computer, and others on the internet
Internet Safety How to protect yourself, your computer, and others on the internet
Internet in society Communication Education Business
Global Networking- communicate with people around the world through social networking sites, webcams, instant messaging, , etc. Education Use the internet to spread information and help students learn Classes can be taken online Research information can be found online Business Online business management is available Businesses can sell merchandise online Online advertisement
Internet Security & Safety
Internet Security is the use of software that helps protect your computer from harm. Internet Safety is habits and precautions that you can take to help protect your computer and your safety.
Internet risks Computer- can get infected with viruses, Trojans, worms, and spyware, which can all damage your computer and/or steal your personal information. Family- your privacy can be invaded and your family can be put in danger. Personal Information- criminals can steal your personal information and put you in financial distress.
Viruses WORMs A software program designed to invade your computer and copy, damage, or delete your data. A virus that needs no human interaction to infect a computer It must be executed before it can infect your computer. Worms spread through computer systems on their own You must activate the virus on your computer by visiting unprotected websites or downloading infected files.
A program used to track online activity
Trojan Spyware A virus that pretends to be a helpful program while destroying your data, damaging your computer and stealing your personal information A program used to track online activity Once spyware has infected your computer, it can track your online path and your location
Cyber Bullies File Sharing Abuse Predators Disturbing Content
Risks to children Cyber Bullies File Sharing Abuse Predators Disturbing Content Invasion of Privacy
Cyber Bullying is illegal
Cyber bullies Cyber Bullies are online abusers who target and bully other through use of the internet Cyber Bullying is illegal
File sharing abuse File sharing abuse is the downloading of illegal content through use of the internet. (music, video, etc.) Like cyber bullying, this is a crime that is punishable by law.
predators An online predator is an adult Internet user who exploits vulnerable children or teens, usually for sexual or other abusive purposes. Be careful of giving out personal information. You never know who is on the other end.
Disturbing content If unsupervised, children may stumble upon disturbing content that you probably don’t want them to see.
Invasion of privacy Children can unknowingly give away personal information that thieves can use to invade your other personal information.
Online safety RISKS Identity Theft Phishing Hoaxes Spam
Identity Theft Criminals can get your personal information through the internet. If you are asked to give out personal information over the internet or phone, for example by your credit card company, check with your credit company by calling and confirming that they need your information. After your information is stolen, thieves use it to open other accounts that ruin your finances and credibility.
Phishing Criminals often pose as trustworthy entities that request money or information from your account. They send s requesting usernames, passwords, and other account information.
Hoaxes Hoaxes are tricks that usually ask for money in return for a fraudulent prize They usually say things such as “You’ve Won!” or “You’re the 100th Winner!”
SPAM Spam is the same that is sent to massive numbers of people, usually advertisements.
How to protect Your Life
Protecting your computer Protecting your family Protecting your personal information
Protecting your computer
Keep updated with the latest firewall and antivirus software. Stay away from unknown sites that you are not familiar with. Research them and ensure that they are legitimate before visiting.
Protecting yourself Never respond to any or message that asks for information and has a sense of urgency. Urgency is a clear giveaway of criminal activity. Check to see if the messages addresses you personally. This is another hint of internet fraud.
Protecting your family
Be sure that your family knows the risks and dangers of the internet. Be sure that you and they know what not to do and safe steps to take on the internet.
Backing up your files
Backing up your files Backing up your files means that you keep multiple copies of them, so if one gets damaged or lost, you still have it saved in another place.
Where to back up files 3 Backups
Have 3 backup files so that if one gets lost or infected, you wont be at a total loss. Keep one backup away from your original access point It always helps to have a backup
How to back up your files
DO NOT back up files on a thumb drive They are meant for convenience, not permanent storage Save files in different locations to avoid a total loss if file trouble occurs
Children's online safety
A message to parents Setting rules Protecting information
Setting clear rules Setting clear rules is the first step to leading your child on a safe journey through the internet. Set rules such as internet usage times and sites that shouldn’t be visited.
Keeping your information safe
Be sure that your children know not to talk to anyone that they meet on the computer, and not to give out information such as their address.
Internet Privacy settings
Keeping safe from PREDATORS
Privacy settings Always have secure privacy settings on any account that you have. Any personal information on your account can be viewed by anyone in the world without proper privacy settings.
PRIVACY ON FACEBOOK To set privacy settings on Facebook, log into your account from the home screen
Privacy settings on Facebook
Once you are signed in, scroll to the bottom screen and click the privacy link
PRIVACY SETTINGS Once the link is clicked, the privacy settings options page should be displayed. Read the links to find which privacy settings you want to change. The stricter the settings, the better protected you are.
PRIVACY SETTINGS CONTINUED
From the previous screen, click the first link titled “Information we receive and how it is used”. This will take you to steps and information you need to learn about how the public views your personal information.
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