With so many exciting things online, sometimes it's easy to overlook simple strategies that can keep us safe. While the term "online security" sounds daunting, even grownups with limited technical skills can master easy techniques like learning how to make and use secure passwords, backing up data, understanding and using privacy settings, and more. Why not start by checking out the resources below?
Start With These 10 Easy Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online:
Talk to your kids!
Turn on the "Do Not Track Tool" on your browsers.
Read the Privacy Policies on all the services and apps you use.
Never share passwords and make strong passwords.
Keep personal information personal (don't chat/send photos to strangers).
(For Kids) Ask permission before signing up for anything.
Know how to recognize ads and don't click on them.
Respect age limits on all social networking sites.
Set privacy settings on all social networking sites.
Advocate for Cyber Civics lessons at your school!
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