Online security is more important than ever! With identity theft running rampant and online predators and viruses everywhere, it’s important to be an active participant in keeping you and your personal information safe.
Here at Stay Safe, you can learn how to protect yourself and the ones you love. The interesting thing is, this Web site is broken down by age, so no matter what age you are, you can learn how to stay safe!
Teenagers – This section addresses issues teens will face online and it teaches them how to be a responsible Web surfer. Whether it’s dealing with online bullying or downloading music responsibly, there’s something here for every teenager. You can even watch videos made by teenagers who are helping to spread the message about safety!
Parents – Here you will learn, as a parent, what you can teach your children about being safe online. It also discusses how you can make it safe for your children to browse the Internet. In addition, it teaches you how to create a system of security with an antivirus program, a firewall and spyware protection to keep your computer and personal information safe.
50+ – This section really focuses on how to keep your personal information safe. People over the age of 50 are often targeted by identity thieves.
Educators – Are you ready to learn about the delicate balance of computer safety versus student access? It’s a fantastic thing to be able to let your students work on computers at school, but how can you keep them safe? You can start by teaching them about online safety and the differences between .com, .org and .net. You can also teach your students about online scams, phishing and viruses.
There’s also a section called The Toolbox, which teaches you how to use the tools at hand to keep yourself safe online. You’ll learn about firewalls, antivirus, parental controls, networking and even external storage devices.
It’s important to be aware of your safety online and to do all you can to protect yourself. I think this site speaks to anyone who uses a computer and who’s ready and willing to protect themselves from online dangers!