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protect yourself and your family
with these cyber saftey tips

The world can be a dangerous place and with so many people spending so much time on the Internet these days cyber safety has become a major concern. While the Internet is a great place to find information, meet new people, and share experiences it is also a place filled with hidden dangers.

Online identity theft, cyber bullying, and stalking have all become very real problems. In addition, paedophiles often use the internet to meet their victims, and catfishes use the internet to defraud people of their money in a number of different ways. All of these illegal and dangerous activities makes it vital that every single person an family take e-safety seriously in order to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Tips on How To Stay Safe Online

There is probably no way that you can be assured that you are 100% safe either on or offline, but here are a few online safety tips that will decrease the risk to your and your family.

Never announce on social media that you are going away on vacation. This is an open invitation to anyone on social media network that your home is going to vacant and therefore a good place to rob.

Never share your password with anyone, especially someone online. Once someone gains access to your password they can access your social media accounts, email, and perhaps even your online banking information.

Never announce on social media that you are going away on vacation. This is an open invitation to anyone on social media network that your home is going to vacant and therefore a good place to rob.

Keep your children safe by monitoring your kids online activities. Make sure you know what sites they are visiting, especially online chat rooms and they are following all of the safety rules you have laid down for their protection. Teach them to report to you or another trusted adult any cyber bullying they experience either directed at themselves or someone else and teach them not to be a cyber bully themselves. Also teach them to report any incident in which someone they meet online makes any sexual comments or advances towards them or sends them any sexual pictures.

Remind your child and yourself that not everyone you meet online are who they say they are. With internet dating sites increasing in popularity many adults go looking for a romantic relationship and end up in dangerous situations they thought they met their soul mate and instead met someone up to no good. Never agree to meet anyone you've met online without verifying they are who they say they are and even them make sure your first few meetings occur in an public place with lots of people. Discourage your child from meeting any one they met online without an adult present to ensure that the person they have been talking to not an adult up to no good.

Never announce on social media that you are going away on vacation. This is an open invitation to anyone on social media network that your home is going to vacant and therefore a good place to rob.

If you have a cyber stalker or if your child is being targeted by an online paedophile contact the authorities immediately. Many police departments not have a cyber crimes division and they may be able to get these people off the street before they harm you, your family or someone else.

Unless absolutely necessary never go to someone house you have met online when buying a object. If the object is too large to transport to a public place and you have to go their premises make sure someone you trusts has the address and knows when you will be back so they can alert the authorities if you fail to return at the appointed time.

Never send money to someone you've met online. Catfishes often pretend a romantic interest or offer you a investment opportunity in order to get you to give them money. They make excuses like they are dying to meet you, but are stuck in a foreign country and need money to return, or that they need money to fix their vehicle, or pay for medical tests all of which are untrue and designed to help them financially gain from feelings you have developed for them or a business opportunity that is simply too good for you to miss out on.

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By following these cyber safety for kids and adults you can help reduce your risks of becoming a victim of cyber crime. If you need help verifying someone you met online is who they say they are then hire a professional investigator to provide you with the information you need.

A private investigator has the research skills to discover if a person is who they represent themselves to be online. With just a name, they can determine if that person exists and then search their social media to learn more about them. They can also go one step further and check public records to determine if the person is married or divorced, or has ever been convicted of a crime. If the person is expressing a romantic interest in you they may also be able to determine if that person is also expressing the same interests to others.