10 tips for better Internet safety

April 2, 2018By Bjoern Greif

These days, people use the Internet for almost everything: they inform themselves, make contacts, communicate, shop, do banking, play or work online. But there are also many dangers lurking on the Web such as hacks, scams, malware and more. Therefore, it is important to observe some basic rules of conduct to stay safe online.

Here are 10 Internet safety tips to follow to help you browse the Web safely and protect your privacy:

You should always think twice about with whom you share your personal data, since it is extremely valuable to both cybercriminals and advertisers. Therefore, make sure you pay attention to where you enter which data. Additionally, use anti-tracking tools such as Ghostery or Cliqz to ensure that no personal identifiable information is send to third parties while browsing.

Always make sure to use complex passwords and never use the same password for multiple accounts. It is also recommended that you use a password manager and two-factor authentication to secure your online accounts.

Parents should communicate these safety tips to their children and make sure that they comply with them. This way, parents can minimize the risk that their child shares too much personal data online or is harmed by people he or she met on the Internet.