Safe Internet Use
Fast Facts about safe internet Use
Use secure websites when entering personal information. The address will begin with https: and there will be a lock symbol at the bottom of the page.
Use a secure network such as the one at home wherever possible. Don’t enter personal information on a website you access when using free public wifi.
Create passwords using symbols to make them harder for a hacker to guess. Don’t use the same password for all of your important websites.
Protect your data with either free or paid Internet security software which protect you against outside computer attacks and warn you if you are entering a website which is not considered secure.
Dos and don'ts of Safe internet Use
Do use secure websites indicated by https when entering personal information
Do create different passwords which are hard to guess for each of your accounts
Do protect your data with Internet security software
Don't use free public wifi to enter personal information on websites
Don’t fall victim to fake emails or text messages sent by hackers which attempt to scare you into providing personal information. If you receive a message telling you your bank account is about to be closed, don’t click on any website links in such an email. Contact your bank directly by calling the number on the back of your bank or credit card or log in directly to your bank’s web site to check on status.
Explore the resources below to learn how to use the internet in the safest, most responsible way.