Internet Safety Information
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Safety for more information on:
Safety FAQ, Cyberstalking
Shopping FAQ, Internet
Safety Tips, Internet
Online Shopping Tips, Internet
Have the Hackers Got Your Number?,
Theft: Could it Happen to You?,
Shopping: Better Safe than Sorry,
Internet Usage Pledge
Question: How safe am I when I am
surfing the internet?
Response: Generally speaking, the Internet is a
pretty safe place. But the Internet can be
just like there are dangers to anything you do in real
Question: What are some of the dangers of the
Response: When you go on the Internet, you risk the
chance of downloading a computer virus, having your
personal information sold to companies, having your
surfing patterns and demographics tracked through cookies, and
having your credit card number stolen.
Question: Are there any tools that I can use to
protect my computer while online?
Response: Yes, there are many precautions you can
take, but they are discussed in our Firewall
Question: What is the difference between Internet
safety and security?
Response: Internet safety deals with threats to
the surfer's person, where as security targets threat
which can "cripple" the surfer's computer.
Question: Is it safe to trust people I meet on the
Response: There are people on the Internet who can
be trusted, but there are also people on the Internet who
can't be trusted, and it is very difficult to tell them
apart. Your best bet is not to trust anyone you don't know
Question: What should I do to
protect my kids while they are online?
Response: A good idea would be to create a
Internet Usage contract with your kids and post it on the
wall next to the computer. You can view a sample
contract here. Please visit our