Making the Internet
a Safer Place
Protect Yourself Online
We live in a time when the majority of our communications and daily tasks are completed in a virtual setting. We communicate with friends and family, work over the internet, bank online, and even go shopping, online. While the internet has made it easier to communicate and access the goods we need most, it has also made it easier than ever to compromise your personal data.
Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to protect yourself online whether you are working, banking, chatting, or shopping.
Protect Your Family
Cyberbullying is a form of bullying that is done electronically. It involves intimidation or harmful threats and communication via text message, email, chat room, or over social media. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, cyberbullying is willful, repeated, harmful, and takes place over the internet. While most cases of cyberbullying occur among teenagers, cyberbullying can target anyone, regardless of their age or gender.
One of the biggest problems with cyberbullying is that it is not always easy to identify. The communication and bullying takes place in a virtual setting, making it difficult for parents and teachers to notice the warning signs. Cyberbullying has become an increasing concern, with many teachers reporting it as their #1 safety concern in the classroom. With an estimated one in three children having reported being the victim of online bullying, it is important for parents to know the warning signs, as well as have a plan in place to deal with it.
The internet can be a great place for children, providing them with the resources they need to supplement their education. It can also help them keep connected with family members and friends. Unfortunately, the internet can also pose many risks to children, including cyber bullying, sexual exploitation and child pornography, sexual predators, identity theft, and access to inappropriate content. Fortunately, there are ways that you can protect your child from the risks of the internet and allow them to enjoy an entertaining and educative online experience.
Social media is a great way for children to stay in touch with friends and family members away from home. But, social media can also pose potential risks as children, and their personal information can be exposed to strangers. Children are not always aware of the dangers of the internet and the publicity of information that they share online.
Internet Safety Alliance will help you and your child navigate social media in today’s times. With these tips, your child can enjoy the benefits of social media, while also reducing the risks.
Today’s couples face many new challenges, with the distractions of the internet being one of them. The internet not only provides us with endless sources of information, right at our fingertips, but it also gives us the ability to communicate with people all over the world. The promise of anonymity and the ease of communication have opened the door for online infidelity.
Fortunately, there are ways that you can protect your relationship from online infidelity
More teens than ever before are accessing social media on a daily basis. An estimated 90% of teenagers between the ages of 13-17 have used social media at least once. Another 95% of teens report having access to a smartphone with social media capabilities.
Tweens and teens are especially vulnerable to online exploitation by those with nefarious purposes. You really never know who is on the other side of the text message. With millions of teenagers using social media regularly, it is important to evaluate safe practices while also ensuring that teens and their families’ are aware of the risks.
Protect Your Home
A house is one of the largest investments that you will make in your lifetime, so choosing the right tenants is an important decision. Not only do you want to choose tenants who will make their monthly rent payment on time, but ones that will also take care of your investment, as if it were their own.
By taking the appropriate screening steps before renting your property, you can reduce your chances of having to go through an expensive eviction process after choosing the wrong tenant.
Protect Your Finances
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as many as nine million Americans deal with being an identity theft victim. Fortunately, there are a few steps that you can take to protect your confidential information and prevent identity theft. There are also things that you can do to deal with potential id theft, such as reporting it to your credit bureau, the FTC, or the police.