Whether you send text messages, play games, share photos and videos, update your status or leave your comments on a social network, you are likely to spend some time in a virtual world. Being on the internet — connected through some kind of device — is part of your daily life. And as you spend more time connected, it can be easy to share too much information, expose yourself to situations that embarrass you, damage your computer and receive messages from rare people.
- Do you know and trust the person you are dealing with – or what you are sharing or downloading?
- How will you feel if your information ends in a place you did not intend?
You can protect yourself if you start by asking yourself a few questions, and at the same time you can protect your friends and your computer. Whatever you do while on the internet can have real-life consequences. Stop and think before you click.
AlertaenLinea.gov is the federal government’s website to help you protect yourself and to act in a safe and responsible manner online.