Staying Safe Online: Youth and Digital Security
Today, a large part of your life occurs online. When you share photos on Instagram or via SnapChat, transfer money to your friends through mobile apps or shop online for a new pair of sneakers or jeans; it all happens digitally. With the world rapidly moving towards digitalization, new exciting opportunities are continually being created and become available to us all. Nevertheless, it is important that you know more about these new opportunities and are aware of the challenges they may bring. These new challenges can be anything from how best to handle money online or to how tocreate a safe (unique) password.
- The first and most basic rule is to use common sense when you are online. If you see an unusual link or a website that does not seem safe, ignore it and close the window –best not to visit it!
- If an offer on-line looks too good to be true, then it likely is too good to be true.
- If you use the same password for all of your online accounts, you immediately become very vulnerable; if someone manages to gain access one account, they will also be able to access all your other accounts.