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Online Safety

Here are some helpful tips to protect yourself online:

  • Be cautious when downloading software or applications, as they may contain malicious code. 
  • Make sure you have the latest security software, web browser and operating system updates installed.
  • Use strong passwords that contain a mix of characters and don’t use the same password for multiple websites. 
  • Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown sources.
  • Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect your data when using public Wi-Fi networks. 
  • Don’t give out personal or financial information online.
  • Utilize two-factor authentication for additional protection. 
  • Don’t access sensitive accounts on public computers.
  • Be aware of social engineering attacks, such as phishing scams. 
  • Regularly back up important data and documents.
  • Don’t post or share personal information or photos publicly. 
  • Be aware of online predators, such as sexual offenders, and take appropriate actions to protect yourself.
  • Don’t engage in online sexual activities or conversations with strangers. 
  • Don’t accept friend requests from strangers.
  • Block or report any suspicious or offensive content. 
  • Pay attention to online behavior and be aware of any potential warning signs.
  • Educate yourself on internet safety by visiting these sites: