Protect your personal information:
Don’t share your personal information, such as your full name, address, phone number, or date of birth, online. Only give this information to trusted sources.
Use strong passwords:
Create strong and unique passwords for all your online accounts. Use a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Don’t use the same password for multiple accounts.
Be cautious with social media:
Use privacy settings to keep your profiles private and only accept friend requests from people you know in real life. Be careful about what you post online as it can affect your future.
Think before you click:
Be wary of suspicious links or attachments in emails, messages, or social media posts. They could contain malware or viruses that could harm your device or steal your personal information.
If you or someone you know is being cyberbullied, report it to an adult, teacher, or trusted authority. Don’t respond or retaliate to the bully as it can make the situation worse.
Know your online rights:
Understand your online rights and responsibilities. For example, don’t plagiarize online, respect others’ intellectual property, and don’t post inappropriate content.
Be careful with public Wi-Fi:
Public Wi-Fi networks can be insecure and allow hackers to intercept your data. Avoid accessing sensitive information such as bank accounts, credit card numbers, or personal data on public Wi-Fi.
Keep your software updated:
Keep your computer, phone, and other devices updated with the latest security updates and antivirus software to protect against malware and other online threats.
Don’t trust strangers online:
Don’t trust people you meet online, especially if they ask for personal information or try to arrange a meeting. Remember that people can hide their identity online.
Talk to a trusted adult:
If you’re unsure about something online or if you encounter something that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, talk to a trusted adult such as a parent, teacher, or guidance counselor. They can help you stay safe and protect your online privacy.