Tag: Online Safety

Is Technology Changing the Way Children Experience the World?

Technology is pretty much a necessity in the 21st century. It’s likely that you have multiple sources of technology in your home–cell phones, computers, and televisions. And your children likely have access to most of them. Although advances in technology are amazing and can be extremely beneficial, some concerns have been raised over certain uses Read More…

Why You Should Clean Up Your Online Data

Your internet presence is made up of a number of different pieces of data. Data that is traceable through computers, smartphones, tablets, accounts, Wi-Fi networks, and much more. If you’ve ever used the internet, you have a presence online. If you haven’t cared or thought much about internet privacy, then that presence is available for Read More…

Important Things to Keep in Mind Before Accepting a Stranger’s Friend Request

While certain social media sites like Twitter allow you to follow anyone you want–usually without having to request to follow–sites like Facebook and Instagram require you to submit a friend request to keep up-to-date with someone. Many active Facebook users receive friend requests from people every day. Although most of these are likely friends you Read More…

Three Ways College Campuses Are Improving Safety

Many college students are new to being on their own. They’ve just moved out of their parents’ home and are completely new to being responsible for themselves. While the world of college can be a great place to learn new life skills and keep yourself safe, it can still be very dangerous. Although only a minority Read More…

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication

If you’ve ever logged into one of your social media accounts from an unknown computer, you’ve probably had to go through a two-factor authentication process. With this process, you use something to prove that you’re truly the person who owns the account, usually by inputting a code that the account texts to the phone number Read More…

Why Do People Put Tape Over Their Laptop Webcams?

Twenty years ago, people had to set up a webcam on top of their desktop computer in order to record themselves. Webcams didn’t come with computers, and frankly, they were rarely used. However, as laptops started to become widespread, and there were more sites and apps dedicated to video, webcams became part of everyday life. Read More…

Why You Might Want to Make Your Social Media Accounts Private

The world of social media is constantly growing; nowadays, there are more social media websites than ever, all competing for users’ attention. Facebook holds strong at over two billion users every month; Instagram recently hit one billion users per month; and even Twitter is climbing past 300 million users monthly. Putting your life on display Read More…

How Data Mining Uses Your Personal Information

Virtually everyone is worried about safety on the internet. After all, the way that people interact online is new, which means there aren’t very many laws surrounding it. Moreover, while there are some obvious legal connections between the online world and the offline world, such as it being illegal to scam people out of money Read More…

The Benefits of Using a VPN or Private Browser

If you’ve ever done some research on how to be safer online, it’s likely that you’ve run into information on VPNs and private browsers. These are both options that encrypt your connection much more securely than normal browsing measures, so you can input sensitive information on the internet safely. However, most people don’t know what Read More…

How to Use Your Twitter Account Safely and Successfully

With any social media platform, there’s the potential for danger. Whether dealing with threats or hatred from other users, trying to get a handle on what exactly is acceptable on social media, or keeping up to date on the platform’s actual official issues; there’s a lot to do. Nowhere is that more evident than on Read More…