You might be exposed to material that is sexual, hateful, violent, or encourages activities that are dangerous or illegal (such as viewing gang related items, child pornography, or hate related items).
You might seek out this material or inadvertently come across it on the Internet via websites, chat rooms, email, or instant messages.
You could download a file containing a virus via email, or from a website, that could damage the computer (with things like spyware or adware) or increase the risk of a “hacker” gaining remote access to the computer; jeopardizing your family’s privacy and perhaps safety.
There are areas on the Internet that contain illegal child pornography. If you or your children come across this type of material, report it to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) CyberTipline® at www.cybertipline.com
You can contact your ISP about services they offer to block offensive or harmful sites and spam.
You can get filtering software that will block your browser from going to most offensive and harmful sites.
Many people make the mistake of using common passwords such as birthdays, children’s names, “love,” “money,” “sex,” and “password.” Always use hard to guess passwords that contain letters, numbers and symbols.