Staying safe online

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It is important to stay safe online.

Computer screen with password field.

Use a password that is not easy to guess.

Person writing with a red cross.

Do not write your password down.

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Keep all your personal details private.

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Ask your trusted adult before telling strangers your age or date of birth…

Bank statement

… bank details,

Cashpoint pin entry

… pin number for credit or bank cards,

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… or your mother’s maiden name, pet name or other personal details.

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Clear your browser history regularly.

Learn how to do this here:

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Don’t click on unknown or strange email links, attachments or pop-up windows.

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Avoid using personal data when on free wi-fi.

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Look for secure sites marked with https.

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Ensure your privacy settings are set on all your social media accounts.

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If you don’t know how to do it, ask your trusted adult.

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