Internet Safety


Strengthen Your Browsing Habits

  • Treat links to other websites with caution, even if they were posted by someone you trust.
  • If unsure about the authenticity of a website, check the address in the URL bar to verify that you are actually on the correct website.
  • Never allow your web browser to store personal information such as username, email address or password if using a shared computer.

Email Safety

  • Never respond to emails that request personal financial information.
  • Be cautious about opening attachments and downloading files from any email, regardless of its source.
  • Visit important websites by typing the URL into the address bar and not by clicking on email links.
  • If you receive a suspicious email to your email address, contact for assistance in determining the legitimacy of the email.
  • Never be afraid to ask. Your skepticism could save you time, money and embarrassment

Protect Your Online Profile

  • Think about what you post on social networking sites.  Vacation pictures prove to thieves you are not at home.
  • Most social networking sites create a public profile by default.  Lock your profile down so that only real friends can see your posts.