How To Protect Yourself Against The Dangers Of The Internet

How To Protect Yourself Against The Dangers Of The Internet

The Internet can be a harmful place if you’re not very careful. Here are some tips that will help you stay on the safe side of the Internet and avoid being a victim of the many dangers of the Internet.

  1. Never give out personal information.
    • This includes your name, address, telephone number, banking details, password, and so on.


  2. In chatrooms, use an alias that does not include anything about your name, age, gender, or location.
    • It is often best to stay anonymous.


  3. Never share passwords with anyone.
    • Children can and probably should share their password with their parents.


  4. Think before you click.
    • What you’re about to click might probably launch a massive virus attack on your computer.

    • When it comes to chatrooms, forums, or the like, don’t post or comment anything that might come off as offensive or rude.


  5. Don’t respond to abusive posting on the Internet. Ignore abusive posts or log off.
    • Learn how to “mute” or “block” an abusive user instead of paying attention to them.


  6. Supervise your children’s computer activities.
    • The Internet is full of criminals, not to mention sexual predators. Keep your children safe on the Internet by making sure you monitor what they view.


  7. Use parental software control as appropriate.
    • Some software allow you to block or filter certain sites for your children’s safety.


  8. If the email you received seems too good to be true, it probably is.
    • Don’t give in to emails that claim that someone is giving you money for no apparent reason.


  9. Don’t click on suspicious ads.
    • Ads are hiding places for all kinds of malicious software. Make sure the ad is genuine before clicking on it.


  10. Choose strong passwords.
    • Use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. The more complex, the better. Do not use your name, birthday, pet’s name, or anything that can easily be associated to you.