TECHNOLOGY: Stay safe online

James Stoner
James Stoner

Nowadays we have access to the Internet at pretty much all times through multiple devices with mobile phones, iPads, laptops and desktops.

It is an amazing resource however. like every good thing, the Internet comes with a dark side. So in honour of Tuesday being Safer Internet Day, we have collated some important things to remember to help you and your children stay safe online.

Being behind the mask of a computer can encourage people to behave in a way they never would face to face. From harassment to pretending to be someone they are not, it is that anonymity which can be dangerous.

Some key points to remember:

• Never give out personal information such as your address or phone number.

• Never send pictures of yourself to anyone.

• Don’t open emails or attachments from people you don’t know.

• Don’t become online ‘friends’ with people you don’t know.

• Never arrange to meet someone in person who you’ve met online.

• If anything you see or read online worries you, tell someone about it.

For more information on staying safe online visit www.saferinternet.org.uk

If you have a question for JSPC, email it to {mailto: questions@jspc.co.uk| questions@jspc.co.uk|questions@jspc.co.uk}, and if you require further advice, support, or a computer repair, call JSPC Computer Services on 01903 767122, visit www.jspc.co.uk, or visit them at 2 Seadown Parade, Bowness Avenue, Sompting.

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