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1 Internet Safety & Awareness Dan Tomlinson 02/23/2013

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3 Internet risks Top six tips for online safety What to do if there is a problem Online safety resources

4 Internet Risks

5 Primary Threats to your Computer Security Viruses/Worms Software programs designed to invade your computer, and copy, damage, or delete your data. Trojans Viruses that pretend to be helpful programs while destroying your data, damaging your computer, and stealing your personal information. Spyware Software that tracks your online activities or displays endless ads.

6 Primary Threats to your personal online safety Phishing sent by online criminals to trick you into going to fake Web sites and revealing personal information Spam Unwanted , instant messages, and other online communication Identity Theft A crime where con artists get your personal information and access your cash and/or credit Hoaxes sent by online criminals to trick you into giving them money

7 Primary online risks for your children Cyberbullies Both children and adults may use the Internet to harass or intimidate other people. File-share Abuse Unauthorized sharing of music, video, and other files may be illegal, and download malicious software. Disturbing Content If kids explore unsupervised, they could stumble upon images or information you may not want them exposed to. Predators These people use the Internet to trick children into meeting with them in person. Invasion of Privacy If kids fill out online forms, they may share information you don t want strangers to have about them or your family.

8 Top six tips for online safety

9 Defend your computer & network Strengthen your computer s defenses Avoid downloading malware Secure your home network

10 Defend your computer Strengthen your computer s defenses Keep firewall on Defend against malware Update software automatically

11 Defend your computer Avoid downloading malicious software Think before you click Confirm that the message is legitimate Close pop-up messages carefully Ctrl F4

12 Defend your network Secure your home network: Wireless Network Security Use WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA If you use the older WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) instead of WPA, then make sure to maximize the encryption Use a strong password/change your network address Enable MAC address filtering Disable SSID broadcasting Use OpenDNS to make your network safer Access Restrictions

13 Protect sensitive personal information Look for signs of a secure webpage Save financial transactions for home Keep sensitive info to yourself Avoid scams

14 Protect sensitive personal information Set up dummy addresses when registering for sites Turn on privacy settings in browser Install adblocking software

15 Learn how to spot scams Suspicious address Generic salutations Alarmist messages Grammatical errors Requests for personal info

16 Create strong passwords and keep them secret Password: Strength: S t r 0 n g p a s s w 0 r d s R s a f e r! BEST Use different passwords Don t share your passwords

17 Take charge of your online reputation Discover Evaluate Protect Cultivate Restore

18 Take charge of your online reputation

19 Use social networks more safely Use Settings or Options Accept new friends wisely Be careful what you post

20 Share with care Don t take or share suggestive photos or videos Make social network pages private Keep personal info to yourself Be choosy about adding friends Share your accomplishments

21 Connect honestly and carefully Download files legally Downloading files and following unreliable links are two of the most common ways in which computers are compromised by malware Use web content honestly Use web & social sites appropriately Meet an online friend in person VERY cautiously

22 Take extra steps to help keep kids safer online Set clear rules Keep communication open Use family safety software Manage and monitor kids computer use Get reports of kids computer use Control time of online access

23 Pay attention to kids activities online Join the fun; Friend and Follow your kids Evaluate websites and devices beforehand Locate consoles and computers centrally Watch for changes in behavior

24 Set clear rules Keep personal information private Respect others Only add people you know as friends Don t spread rumours Don t use a real photo as your main profile picture Use a nickname or first name Don t add apps without talking to us first Don t upload photos of people without asking first Don t share passwords

25 What is online bullying? Send or post cruel messages Disclose secrets Shut someone out Impersonate the target Pretend to befriend someone

26 What you can do with your kids Lay the groundwork: pay attention Help bystanders standup to online cruelty Help those who are bullied or bully others online Promote kindness in your community

27 What to do if there is a problem

28 What to do if there is a problem When using , a social network, or other web service Continued harassment or physical threats Your identity is stolen or you responded to a scam

29 Let s recap 1: Defend your computer 2: Protect sensitive personal information 3: Create strong passwords and keep secret 4: Take charge of your online reputation 5: Use social networks more safely 6: Take extra steps to help keep kids safer online

30 Online safety resources

31 Your gateway to the latest information from Microsoft about how to work more securely on the Internet and better protect company, customer, and personal data: microsoft.com/security Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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