Ensuring Your Own Safety

There are many precautions you can take to ensure your own safety and privacy. These  include the following:dreamstime_14918812.jpg

  • Content Filtering: restricting the type of content which can be viewed on your machine.
  • Proxy Servers: using intermediate systems to hide your true location.
  • Monitoring and Reporting User Behaviour: keeping an eye on the behaviour of other users and reporting anything inappropriate.
  • Withholding Personal Information: keeping the amount of information that can be viewed online to a minimum.
  • Using Non-trivial Usernames and Passwords: avoiding the use of easily-guessed or easily cracked passwords.

We’ll look at each of these in more detail on the following pages.

Next: Protecting Personal Information