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Safe Computing Tips

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Access to information and communicating with people near and far has never been easier. With Internet, you can order books, download music and games; make new friends, play games and more. However, the internet can give online scammers, hackers, and identity thieves access to your computer, personal information and more. It is important for parents to protect their children as well and to educate them the dangers of Internet.

By being aware of the dangers in the internet, you can minimize the chance of an Internet mishap and protect your family and friends. Knowing the threats can help you protect your information and your computer. To be safer and more secure online, you should adopt these seven basic practices.


Be careful when giving out personal information in a website, email, instant messaging systems, chat rooms or on message boards, especially when you are not sure. You have to right to ask why and how the information is to used.


Protect your personal information. It's valuable.


Know who you're dealing with.


Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, as well as a firewall, and update them all regularly.


Make sure your operating system and Web browser are set up properly and update them regularly.


Protect your passwords.


Back up important files.


Know who to contact if something goes wrong online.