Tag: Online Safety

3 Reasons to Clean Up Your Old Social Media Profiles

Almost everyone has them: old accounts from their earlier days on social media. However, a surprising amount of people never delete those profiles; they stay online for anyone to see. It might be because deleting the profile is a bit of a pain, or just because you never really got around to it. The thing Read More…

How to Effectively Maximize Your Privacy on the Internet

If you’re like most people, privacy is a huge deal in your everyday life. You may have a home security system, and your car probably has an alarm to detect theft attempts. However, despite these efforts, you may not have considered the one place where privacy and security also matter a lot: the internet. You Read More…

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…

How to Shop Safely Online When Using a Credit or Debit Card

Online shopping is more popular than ever, and that means you’re probably doing it fairly frequently. At this point in the technology age, the question isn’t usually whether you’re shopping online — it’s whether you’re shopping online safely. It’s important to remember that safety online is just as important as safety in the physical world, 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…