Keeping Your Internet Browser Safe

internet-safety

Keeping your internet browser and keeping your car safe are both similar. In Freeyork’s article, we’ve learned that a car needs maintenance on a regular basis. To avoid paying a huge amount of money on repairs, you should check your vehicle frequently, not letting months go by without paying attention to the insides.

USERS

kid-browsing-the-internet

Just as you need to think about other drivers when you’re on the road, you also have to consider the people who use your browser. Are they responsible enough not to bring harm to your computer through the internet? Do they even know what shouldn’t be clicked? Remember, you’re in charge of your computer. If you allow someone to browse the web without providing rules for them, don’t be surprised if your computer gets a virus afterward.

TOOLS

Although handyman tools can help keep your car in shape, they aren’t entirely needed for you to keep your browser safe from virus. The tool you need is an anti-virus extension, one that’s trustworthy and has complete features. When I say “complete features,” I mean all the required features to prevent your browser from opening illegal sites, unwanted ads/sites, and getting tons of viruses. Looking for an ad-blocker won’t be difficult. There are numerous free extensions and apps out there that can help you protect your browser, regardless of what you’re using.

internet-safety

BACKUP

Lastly, you should always be prepared. There are various tips on how you can prepare your car for winter and in case of accidents. Likewise, there are also lots of tips you can read about backing up the files on your computer. There are free apps nowadays that can help you do that. Why backup, you ask? Because it’s the best way to be prepared for the worst-case scenario: Getting a computer virus through the internet which deletes all your computer files.

virus

Yes, that kind of virus exists. So, to be safe, it’s best to back up your data now and then, preferably every month. If you have lots of important files saved in your computer or internet browser, then back up every week if necessary.

Remember these three things: Tools, Users, and Backup. They will help you keep your internet browser safe from anything that could make you hate the world wide web.

Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet

kids computer

To say that the internet has become a part of many people’s daily life would be an understatement. Many people spend time online every day for varied reasons including children who are often quick to learn their way around it. Whether it is for homework or entertainment or everything else in between, the internet has become a go-to place for many kids.

But just how safe is the internet? Not as much as most people would likely think. Adults and children alike are vulnerable to online threats, many of which they may be unaware of. There are several ways internet users, especially children may be put at risk. Without proper adult supervision and safety measures in place, children are exposed to the dangers that lurk on the internet that even adults face.

kids computer

Saying that the internet can be a dangerous place is not meant to scare people away from it. Rather, the idea is for users to be aware of the potential risks and find ways to protect themselves. More importantly, it is to promote the need to educate children about online safety and the security measures parents and other adults around them can use to ensure that they are protected.

Teaching kids about the do’s and don’ts when online is a great way to prepare them to become more responsible digital users. There are internet safety games designed for kids that can make about keeping safe online more fun and engaging. Parents and school administrators can also set some guidelines on usage as well as install internet safety software that can protect kids from malware and prevent them from visiting malicious sites.