Nov 8, 2011

Internet Guidelines for Children n Cyber Security Tips

The objective of the guidelines to the children is not only for imposing restrictions or limiting to their access for restricted sites but also to help children in understanding the necessity for the rules to access the internet so that they can take the responsibility for their own actions and to develop their own judgment on their actions and consequences thereof. Some useful guidelines for internet users:
  1. Agree what types of sites are permissible (or safe) to access
  2. Don't reveal your password to others
  3. Don’t open e-mails from people whom you don’t know
  4. Others privacy and safety are equally important as ours
  5. Don’t trust anyone online while using chat, e-mail or other online services.
  6. Don't give out personal information, photos, family details online
  7. Uncomfortable mails may be reported to parents or authorities
  8. Avoid face-to-face meetings with online friends
  9. Be aware of copyright issues while using the online information.
  10. Don’t click links or URLs that look suspicious
  11. Avoid downloading free softwares which may contain viruses
  12.       Cyber Security Tips

  1. Don't open e-mails or attachments from unknown sources. Be suspicious of any unexpected e-mail attachment, even if it appears to be from someone you know.
  2. Protect your computer from Internet intruders. Use firewalls.
  3. Regularly download security updates and patches for operating systems and other software.
  4. Use hard-to-guess passwords. Mix upper and lower case letters, numbers and other characters, and make sure they are at least eight characters long.
  5. Back up your computer data on disks or CDs regularly.
  6. Don't share access to your computer with strangers. Learn about file-sharing risks.
  7. Disconnect from the Internet when not in use.
  8. Check your security on a regular basis. When you change your clocks for daylight-savings time, reevaluate your computer security.
  9. Make sure all family members know what to do if the home computer becomes infected.

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