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Internet safety

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Community Presentation on Internet Safety & Awareness

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Internet safety

  1. 1. Internet Safety & Awareness
  2. 2. Internet risksTop six tips for online safetyWhat to do if there is a problemOnline safety resources
  3. 3. Internet Risks
  4. 4. Primary Threats to your Computer SecurityViruses/WormsSoftware programsdesigned to invade Trojansyour computer, and Viruses that pretend to becopy, damage, or helpful programs whiledelete your data. destroying your Spyware data, damaging your Software that tracks computer, and stealing your online activities or your personal displays endless ads. information.
  5. 5. Primary Threats to your personal online safety Phishing E-mail sent by online criminals to trick you Spam into going to fake Web sites and revealing Unwanted e- personal information mail, instant messages, and other online communicationIdentity TheftA crime where con Hoaxesartists get your E-mail sent by onlinepersonal information criminals to trick you intoand access your cash giving them moneyand/or credit
  6. 6. Primary online risks for your children Disturbing Content If kids explore unsupervised, they File-share Abuse could stumble uponCyberbullies images or information Unauthorized sharing of you may not wantBoth children and adults music, video, and other them exposed to.may use the Internet to files may be illegal,harass or intimidate and downloadother people. malicious software. Predators Invasion of Privacy These people use the If kids fill out online forms, they Internet to trick children may share information you into meeting with them don’t want strangers to have in person. about them or your family.
  7. 7. Top six tips foronline safety
  8. 8. Defend your computer & network Strengthen your computer’s defenses Avoid downloading malware Secure your home network
  9. 9. Defend your computerStrengthen your computer’s defenses Keep firewall on Defend against malware Update software automatically
  10. 10. Defend your computerAvoid downloading malicious software Think before you click Confirm that the message is legitimate Close pop-up messages carefully Ctrl F4
  11. 11. Defend your network Secure your home network: Wireless Network Security Use WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA If you use the older WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) instead of WPA, then make sure to maximize the encryption Use a strong password/change your network address Enable MAC address filtering Disable SSID broadcasting Use OpenDNS to make your network safer Access Restrictions
  12. 12. Protect sensitive personal information Look for signs of a secure webpage Save financial transactions for home Keep sensitive info to yourself Avoid scams
  13. 13. Protect sensitive personal information Set up dummy e-mail addresses when registering for sites Turn on privacy settings in browser Install adblocking software
  14. 14. Learn how tospot scams1 Suspicious email address2 Generic salutations3 Alarmist messages4 Grammatical errors5 Requests for personal info
  15. 15. Create strong passwordsand keep them secret Password: Str0ngpassw0rdsRsafer! Strength: BEST Use different passwords Don’t share your passwords
  16. 16. Take charge of your online reputation Discover Evaluate Protect Cultivate Restore
  17. 17. Take charge of your online reputation
  18. 18. Use social networks more safely Use Settings or Options Accept new friends wisely Be careful what you post
  19. 19. Share with care Don’t take or share suggestive photos or videos Make social network pages private Keep personal info to yourself Be choosy about adding friends Share your accomplishments
  20. 20. Connect honestly and carefullyDownload files legally Downloading files and following unreliable links are two of the most common ways in which computers are compromised by malwareUse web content honestlyUse web & social sites appropriatelyMeet an online “friend” in person VERY cautiously
  21. 21. Take extra steps to helpkeep kids safer online Set clear rules Keep communication open Manage and monitor kids’ computer use Use family safety software Get reports of kids’ computer use Control time of online access
  22. 22. Pay attention tokids’ activities online Join the fun; “Friend” and “Follow” your kids Evaluate websites and devices beforehand Locate consoles and computers centrally Watch for changes in behavior
  23. 23. Set clear rules Keep personal information private Respect others Only add people you know as friends Don’t spread rumours Don’t use a real photo as your main profile picture Use a nickname or first name Don’t add apps without talking to us first Don’t upload photos of people without asking first Don’t share passwords
  24. 24. What is online bullying? Send or post cruel messages Disclose secrets Shut someone out Impersonate the target Pretend to befriend someone
  25. 25. What you can do with your kids Lay the groundwork: pay attention Help bystanders standup to online cruelty Help those who are bullied or bully others online Promote kindness in your community
  26. 26. What to doif there isa problem
  27. 27. What to do if there is a problem When using email, a social network, or other web service Continued harassment or physical threats Your identity is stolen or you responded to a scam
  28. 28. Let’s recap1: Defend your computer2: Protect sensitive personal information3: Create strong passwords and keep secret4: Take charge of your online reputation5: Use social networks more safely6: Take extra steps to help keep kids safer online
  29. 29. Online safety resources www.microsoft.com/security www.twitter.com/Safer_Online www.facebook.com/SaferOnline www.youtube.com/MSFTOnlineSafety www.mediasmarts.ca www.bewebaware.ca

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