Cyber Safety Blotter

Tag: Cyber Safety

June 11, 2013 3:21 PM

With the increased reliance we all have on technology to keep us connected to our friends, conduct business, and obtain news and information, it is important for us to remember not to invite criminal activity into our homes through our electronic devices. In order to help people understand … [read more]

March 11, 2013 12:40 PM

Today, many homes have more than one computer.  Despite this fact, multiple individuals often share a single PC.  Sharing often occurs between college students, roommates, spouses and children.  Ultimately, the computer owner is the person that is legally responsible for all … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:04 AM

As parents, you probably are familiar with using social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook but have you heard about Twitter?  Twitter is a relatively new free social network that allows family, friends, and co-workers stay connected via mobile texting, instant messages, or on the … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:02 AM

Whether you go online to check your bank balance, pay a bill, give money, shop or sell something, these six rules can help you keep the risks to a minimum. Defend your computer against Internet threats • Help protect your online transactions by using firewall, antivirus, and antispyware … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:01 AM

Blogging is described as a, “diary on a website”.  It is a frequently updated personal journal chronicling links at a web site intended for public viewing.  Posting blogs allows children to develop both their technical and creative skills.  It also lets them connect to other … [read more]

March 11, 2013 9:00 AM

Online dating is a great way to meet people who share your interests and passions.  Every year, tens of thousands of people get married as a result of meeting on an online dating service.  In general, online dating is regarded as a safe medium for meeting potential dates.  … [read more]

March 6, 2013 1:59 PM

The internet creates excellent opportunities for seniors to meet people, conduct business, plan travel, access records, stay in touch with friends and family, and support hobbies and entertainment interests.  You can learn how to take advantage of the opportunities without falling prey to … [read more]

March 6, 2013 1:01 PM

Strong passwords are important protections to help you have safer online transactions.  The key to password strength is length and complexity.  An ideal password is long and has letters, punctuation, symbols, and numbers. • Whenever possible, use 14 characters or more. • The … [read more]

March 6, 2013 12:59 PM

Online job-hunting scams: Phishing scams might appear as a phony job ad, used to convince job hunters to send them personal information. Cyber criminals post their ads on legitimate job sites and often use familiar-looking or convincing company logos, language, and links to fake websites … [read more]

March 6, 2013 12:58 PM

Just like adults, teens use Facebook to connect with friends—through chat, personal messages and sharing photos, videos, and other kinds of information. They use Facebook to announce achievements, wish each other a happy birthday and plan social events - like going to a movie or a friend’s … [read more]

March 6, 2013 12:57 PM

Cyberbullying is just what it sounds like – bullying through the internet; social networking sites, instant messaging, cell phones and more.  What seems like an innocent posting of a message today may turn into a life altering event tomorrow.  A post made in Wisconsin can be viewed … [read more]