Be cyber secure: Do’s and don’ts for your family
Advice for helping protect yourself and your family from cyber threats
ODDS ARE YOU WOULDN’T DISCLOSE personal details, like when you’re planning to go on vacation and leave your house empty, to a random stranger on the street. But many people happily post that sort of information on their social feeds for anyone to see — and if you aren’t divulging your family’s schedule (and secrets) online, your teens just might be. Review the following do’s and don’ts to help you and your family stay safe in today’s super-connected world.
Children may not understand the risks of the online world. It’s up to parents to teach them the dangers of sharing photos and personal information.
If you suspect that you or a family member has been targeted by cyber criminals, read “Cyber security checklist: Consider taking these steps if your family’s devices have been targeted.”
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