GBM technology is showing support of Safer Internet Day 2020 by sharing some tips to use and enjoy the internet in a safe and secure way.
- Be an upstander If you see abuse online, report and delete it
Cyber abuse is behaviour that uses technology to threaten, intimidate, harass or humiliate someone – with the intent to hurt them socially, psychologically or even physically.
- Resist the urge to respond
- Save evidence
- Block & report
- Seek help from police
Read more advice here: https://www.esafety.gov.au/key-issues/adult-cyber-abuse
- Protect your personal information online by using a different password for each account and turning on privacy settings on devices, apps, and social accounts
Creating and Remembering Unique Passwords
Let’s face it, the main reason we reuse passwords is because we are worried, we will forget them all. There are a few ways that you can store your passwords. If you are the only user of your computer, you might let your computer store your passwords in the web browser you use.
Another option is to use a Password App. We have written about this in the past, you can read more here:
- Tame the tech Explore how to set access and parental controls on home wifi networks, gaming consoles, mobile devices and smart TVs
Participate in a webinar from the eSafety Commissioner designed especially for parents
There are sessions available on 11, 12 and 14 February 2020. Read more here: https://www.esafety.gov.au/safer-internet-day/families
- Be conscious of your online profile Don’t post anything that may put you in danger, affect your reputation or be used against you
Update your Facebook privacy settings
Privacy Checkup guides you through some of your privacy and security settings, so you can review your choices to help make sure that you’re sharing with who you want.
To go to Privacy Checkup, click the ? at the top of any page on Facebook. Select Privacy Checkup.
- Stay on the lookout for scams and phishing contacts – don’t click links, give out personal information or send money in response to an unexpected request
Phishing scams most commonly occur by telephone, but can also happen via email, text messages and on the internet.
They often start with a call or email that seems to be from a business known to you like a bank or phone company. It warns that something might happen to your finances or services if you don’t confirm personal information by using your phone or computer to confirm details. Never provide your personal information of accounts details email by email or on the phone if you are contacted out of the blue by someone claiming to be from a reputable company.
- Help others to be safe online – especially family and friends who aren’t tech-savvy
Complete the free Introduction to internet safety course on the Be Connected website
For more information about Safer Internet Day, please visit https://www.esafety.gov.au/safer-internet-day