Be Smart, Be Safe, But Don't be
Protect Your Privacy Online
Essential Basic Safety Tips
- Protect your privacy, protect your personal information.
- Know who you are communicating with.
- Use software to protect your self and the information on your computer.
- Use passwords and/or usernames that wont be guessed at or easily located
- Set up your operating system and web browser so it protects your information.
- Save important sensitive documents and information to a CD or a floppy.
- Web Site Safety
- Essential basics for protecting yourself on a web site.
- How your personal information can be collected on a web site.
- Why you might not want your information collected.
- The best ways to minimize your information from being collected.
- Browser Settings that to help you be Safe Online.
- Chat Safety
- Essential basics for protecting yourself in chat.
- How information is collected in Chat.
- The best way to protect your privacy in Chat.
- Descriptions of "Trolling" and "Stalking".
- Essential basics for protecting yourself when using email.
- How information is collected via Email.
- The best way to protect yourself when using Email.
- Special Note about two current malicious methods of Identity Theft:
- Social Networking Safety
- Many of the same safety
concerns with Chat Safety apply here but are added to your profile is
information about your friends that can be used to gather more of your
- Privacy Rights
- Canadian Law to protect your rights on the Internet.
- External Resources
- Various external sources of information available on the Internet.