Infographic - Keeping yourself safe in the online world
Did you know?
- There are an estimated 2.3 billion people online globally.
- There are over 4 billion "Google searches" per month in Canada.
- YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world.
- The Canadian Internet population is 28 million (Canada's population is about 35,065,065).
- 1000 Tweets go out every second.
- People across the world spend 11,416 years on Facebook every day.
General cyber crime prevention tips
- Use strong passwords - a combination of letters, numbers and symbols
- Check your social media security settings - set them to "private"
- Secure your wireless networks - Wi-Fi (wireless) are vulnerable to intrusion if not secured.
- Protect your e-identity - Make sure that websites you provide information on are secure
- Watch out for Scams - Never reply to emails that ask you to verify your information or confirm your user ID or password
Tips for parents
- Place computers and mobile devices in busy family areas to monitor activity if need be
- Work with your child or teen and have regular, casual conversations on how to behave safely online
- Teach your teen that anything they post online can be public, and it takes effort to make it private
- Search your teen’s name using search engines to see what comes up on their public record
Tips for teens
- Cyberbullying and ‘Sexting’ is a serious offence and can result in criminal charges
- Only share images you would be okay with the world seeing.
- Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say to someone’s face
- Keep personal details to a minimum
- Use privacy settings and turn off location services
What goes on the internet, stays on the internet forever. Photos, videos and other content.
- Internet safety
- Top 10 cyber crime prevention tips
- Internet safety tips for parents
- Internet safety tips for teens
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