The world as you we know it is much different than the world of 20 years ago. Gone are the days of simple phone messages and family centered television. Now day’s the entertainment centers around electronic devices such as computers, phones and IPads. And while the advances in technology have made life more fun the reality is that the connected world has become a lot more dangerous. If you are a parent or if you are simply interested in being more cautious and safe, then the following information is going to be right up your alley. Internet safety is not a funny matter and it needs to be taken very seriously. The following tips will be beneficial for keeping your family safe and for making sure that you do not become the next victim of a hate crime or identity theft.
It is always important that you never release your personal identification while on the Internet. Identity thieves, in an effort to steal your good name and your money, could use items such as your phone number, address, or your social security number. Always keep your personal information private. Another great thing to keep in mind is that your opinions can be used against you as well. Sites like Facebook are notorious for tracking your location. If you place information, such as an opinion, on these sites, it can be tracked. Not only can your opinions be tracked but your photos can be tracked as well. Always make sure that your location is checked “off” before surfing the web. Internet safety is no joke. Take it seriously.