Information Safety Memo
29 July 2020, Wednesday

Due to the epidemiological situation in the world, we began to work and study online more and spend a lot of time on the Web. The Internet has become an integral part of our life. We browse websites, shop, play online games and share our thoughts on social media every day. First of all, the Internet is about opportunities, but do not forget that someone can use these opportunities in pursuit of their own goals that we do not know about.

For these reasons, today we want to continue the column on digital literacy and share a few simple safety rules with our members.

What not to do online

  1. In no case can you transfer information about yourself: name and surname, personal phone number, residence address, as well as your personal photos and photos of your family.
  2. You cannot alone (and even with friends) meet in real life with people whom you met on the Internet. It is better to consult with adults and go to the meeting with them.
  3. You cannot share your passwords with anyone. Make sure to log out of your account after using someone else's gadget.

Things to be cautious about

  1. Be careful when adding strangers to your server for the game.
  2. Be more attentive in chats with strangers. After all, you cannot be sure who is hiding behind the screen.
  3. Don't open files you can't identify. In any case, you need to install an antivirus software that will protect your computer from malware.

It is necessary and important to know

  1. Respect other users. When chatting online, be polite and friendly with others. You can offend a person unintentionally.
  2. You can only open the links you are sure of.
  3. Seek adult help. Always ask them about unfamiliar things.
  4. It is better to create multiple passwords for different resources. Remember, the password must be long and contain at least 8 letters, numbers and symbols.

These simple rules will make the Internet a safer environment for all users. Be vigilant and don't forget about respect and caution.