Ten Rules For Safe Internet Usage

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Ten Rules For Safe Internet Usage

  1. 1. Ten rules for safe internet usage By: Anastazio
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>It is widely accepted that Internet has penetrated in almost every house on earth especially the last years. Internet provides many features and benefits but it also has many dangers and specific tips that we must have in mind before we get into this virtual community. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Personal information <ul><li>Name/surname : It is very dangerous to provide our real name and surname while we are typing our personal details. Try to use a fake one. </li></ul><ul><li>Address : You never know who is the one that have access to your information. In order to avoid unexpected meetings, or things worse than this one, do not give your real address in cases that it is not nesecary. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Personal information <ul><li>Telephone : Would you like to receive unwanted messages and income calls? If you are not interested in this, try not to give your phone number in everyone that asks for it. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures : Nowadays, everyone is able to upload his/her own picture in a very easy way. But this situation might be very complicated because, two serious problems might come up. By using your photos, you give a detailed description of you for everyone to know HOW and WHO you are. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Personal information <ul><li>Date of birth : This part looks innocent. It is that innocent, though! By using your real date of birth, some people are able to retrieve some information about you. Try not to introduce the “real you”. </li></ul><ul><li>Your “Friends” : There are numerous websites that everyone can make a profile and have some “virtual” friends in there. But be careful. By making a person your “friend”, you are giving him some privileges that might harm you. Be careful on what persons you add as your friends. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Warms and viruses <ul><li>Dangerous websites (usuallly X rated websites) : Many websites contain some applications and scripts, known as viruses, that are made to harm your computer and publish your information to some people for bad purposes. Try not to download every file that your browser provokes you to download. </li></ul><ul><li>P2P programs : Be very careful with the files that you are downloading. They might have the title you are looking for but, they usually have another content than the one they describe. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Porn and the internet <ul><li>“ Sex buddies ” : Be very careful on what are you sending to the people you chat with. Naked pictures of you, as well as face pictures might be something entertaining to someone else, but it might be not only entertaining! It is not a good situation to see your picture published on porn sites! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dates <ul><li>Meeting arrangements : Nowadays, people are arranging meetings with people that they barely know and this is also a difficult situation. Chat with the person you are interested in for a long time before you arrange a meeting. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Internet can rather be good or bad friend of us. It is up to us the way that we are going to use it. Lets choose the good one! </li></ul><ul><li>;-) </li></ul>

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