STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™: Simple Steps to Online Safety

Week 1: Oct. 2-6
STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™: Simple Steps to Online Safety

From StaySafeOnline

"Staying safe and secure online is our shared responsibility. Here is easy-to-follow, actionable advice for everyone. STOP: make sure security measures are in place. THINK: about the consequences of your actions and behaviors online. CONNECT: and enjoy the internet.

It is critical for anyone using the internet to continually learn about and consistently practice good cybersecurity habits. To better protect yourself, you should secure your home networks and mobile devices and take the time to learn how to use the internet more safely, securely and responsibly. Week 1 will address the top consumer cyber concerns, provide simple steps to protect against these concerns and teach you what to do if you fall victim to cybercrime."

STOP: Do not just jump online without verifying you have security measures in place. This can be strong passwords for your accounts or by having an anti-virus or anti-malware program installed on your computer.

THINK: Be aware that what you do online may have consequences, the internet is not private. Use caution when on Public WiFi.

CONNECT: Once you have have done the above two, remember to have fun with the internet.

STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Fact-Sheet.pdf

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