There are several steps you can take to help keep your family safe on the internet:
- Educate your family members about internet safety: Make sure that everyone in your family knows how to recognize and avoid potential online dangers, such as scams, phishing attacks, and malicious websites.
- Set up parental controls: Many internet service providers and device manufacturers offer tools to help you control what content your family can access online. These tools can be used to block inappropriate or harmful websites and restrict the amount of time that your family spends online.
- Use strong and unique passwords: Encourage your family to use strong, unique passwords for their online accounts. You can also use a password manager to help you generate and store secure passwords.
- Enable two-factor authentication: Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of authentication, such as a code sent to a phone or an authentication app, in addition to a password. Enable 2FA for any accounts that offer it.
- Use a secure connection: When accessing sensitive information online, make sure to use a secure connection, such as HTTPS or a virtual private network (VPN).
- Be cautious when sharing personal information: Remind your family members to be careful about what personal information they share online, such as their name, address, phone number, and date of birth.
- Use caution when clicking on links: Encourage your family to be cautious when clicking on links, especially if they receive them via email or social media. Links can lead to malicious websites that can steal personal information or infect devices with malware.
For more information on keeping your family safe online, contact Bruno Computer Support @ 205.876.3715