The Ultimate Guide to Internet Safety

As more and more people get connected and have access to the net, it’s becoming more and more important to teach the basics of online safety. But sourcing all the right information and guides would take you forever.

So, if you want to help your child get safer online, train your staff to ensure that they’re safe when browsing the web, or get to grips with online safety yourself this is the place. We’ve gathered the best resources and guides on the web to help you with everything from shopping online to setting up passwords to your various accounts.

 

                        

                          

Child Safety

Children are become tech savvy at a much younger age than ever before. But that means that they’re opening themselves up to new threats and risks online like they never have before, too. That’s why helping your children understand the importance of online safety and how to operate online in a safe way is important. Below are four of our favourite guides to help you teach kids to do just that.

Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

Safeguarding Children

Ultimate Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety [infographic]

A How Not to Guide on Teaching Children Internet Safety

Social Media

In the past ten years, social media has seen a meteoric rise. In fact, on Facebook alone there are over 1.86 billion monthly active users. That means that more and more and more people are taking to social media to interact with family & friends, find old friends, and meet new people. But how safe are they or you? Here are our top guides to ensuring that you’re safe when surfing the social networks.

11 Tips for Social Networking Safety

12 Tips for Safe Social Networking

Advice on Staying Safe on Twitter

How to Stay Safe on Facebook

Passwords

Unfortunately, we can’t use our fingerprint to login to every, single, account we have online. For that we have to rely on the old tried and tested password authentication. But how secure is your password really? Is it the name of your pet? Your street name? Is it ‘password123’?

Here we have gathered our favourite tools and guides to help you create the most secure login passwords out there.

Secure Password Generator – [one of the best password generators on the web]

15 Tips to Better Password Security

The Password Meter – [want to check how good your current passwords are? Use this handy tool!]

Golden Rules for Creating a Strong Password

Secure Payments & Banking

One of the most convenient features of the net is online shopping and banking. Gone are the days that we have to venture out to the bank to find out how much money we have. But now, its a few clicks and we’re into our account – which begs the questions: how secure are online payments and banking?

Well here are our favourite guides on buying and banking safely online.

How to Shop Safely and Securely Online

Secure Payments: How to safely take payments online

Shopping and Paying Safely Online

Tips for Safe and Secure Online Banking

Employees

Do your employees have to guide your customers through online payment systems? Do your employees spend a lot of their working day on the web? Make sure that they’re working safely and securely with these three handy guides.

Train Your Employees

8 Easy Ways to Keep Your Employees Safe Online

10 Top Tips for Keeping Your Business Safe Online

Virus Protection

One of the front lines of defence against online attacks is your antivirus system. But what is an antivirus system? Which one is the best? Should you pay for one? We hunted down some of the handiest guides on the web help you get to grips with all things antivirus.

10 Best Free Antivirus Software of 2017

How to Choose the Best Antivirus Software

The Last Antivirus Advice Column You’ll Ever Need

Personal Information

Social media, online banking, email accounts, shopping logins, music logins, film logins... the list of personal information we have to enter to sign up to, well, anything nowadays is huge. And that means that there’s a tonne of data all about you and your life online. Make sure that that data is secure with the guides here.

How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure

Internet Security: 10 ways to keep your personal data safe from online snoopers

EFF’s Tops 12 Ways to Protect your Online Privacy

How to Protect your Personal Information Online

Common Scams

There are some scams that are more common (and easier) to fall victim to online. To help better prepare you against them we’ve included some of our favourite articles discussing the most common internet scams out there (including are own!).

Top Online Scams Used by Cyber Criminals to Trick You

Staying Safe Online

5 Scams to be Aware of in 2017

Most Popular Internet Scams: Stay Safe Online

 

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