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Online Safety/Gaming Safety & More

Protecting yourself and your information.

Online Safety Tips


Online Safety:

Online safety involves protecting yourself and your information while using the internet. It includes practices that maintain your safety.

Tips to Consider:

  1. Protect your personal information with strong passwords.

  2. Never enter your financial information on a website that isn’t secure. Look for the "https://" in the address bar before you enter any information.

  3. Enable two-factor authentication in order to prevent hackers from stealing your information.

  4.  Review your credit reports occasionally in order to make sure there is no suspicious activity. Monitor for unusual statements or bills and use caution when traveling. 

  5. Shred documents like receipts or statements. 

  6. Remember that legitimate companies or banks will never ask for personal or financial information in a text message. If you are unsure, call or email the company or bank yourself to check on it using a documented phone number or email. 

  7. Check the Federal Trade Commission for scams.

  8. Remove your personal information before you get rid of your old computer. Find out more at the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Advice.

  9. Pay attention to software updates. They might include important security information and updates.

  10. Keep your antivirus software updated. Be mindful of what you are downloading.

  11. Control who can see your information on social media platforms.

Change your wifi password frequently. Use caution connecting to unsecure public wifi networks.


Federal Trade Commission

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Advice.


Information Overload/Digital Burnout

Are you a digital junkie? Digital junkies spend a significant amount of time online, engaging in activities such as browsing social media, playing video games, or consuming digital content to the detriment of other aspects of their life, such as work, relationships, or physical health.

Do you need to detox digitally? Many people find it beneficial to take breaks from digital devices and platforms to reduce stress, improve focus, and reconnect with the physical world. 

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out):

"Fear of Missing Out," describes the anxiety or apprehension that others may be experiencing rewarding or exciting experiences from which one is absent. It's a pervasive feeling in the age of social media, where people often share curated highlights of their lives, leading others to compare their own experiences and feel inadequate or left out.

Filter Bubble

What is a Filter Bubble? When social media algorithms personalize content based on a user's past behavior, leading to a limited and biased view of the world.