Tag: Online Safety

How to Avoid Pet Scams

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, more and more people have sought to add to their sense of comfort and companionship at home by adopting a pet. For a period of time, unfortunately, many animal rescues and in-person adoption centers had to temporarily halt adoptions for safety reasons. In the face of that, people turned Read More…

Are You Sharing Too Much Online?

In the 21st century, people live a whole lot of their lives online. On one hand, this can be a good thing. On the internet, you can connect with friends who live thousands of miles away, get minute-by-minute news updates, and find information about nearly any topic. However, there’s a potential dark side to all Read More…

Safety Tips for Online Banking

These days, banking online is a pretty common practice. As of 2018, 73% of U.S. consumers reported using online banking (on a desktop or laptop), while 59% utilized mobile banking (on a smartphone or tablet). And given current stay-at-home measures, those numbers can only have gone up. As with so many things that become commonplace, Read More…

The Impact of Trolling and Internet Harassment

Have you ever scrolled through the comments section on social media and shaken your head at the vile comments that seem to take everything to a needlessly personal level? Congratulations, you’ve witnessed a troll at work. Trolling has a history nearly as old as the internet itself. And we all know it had its real-life Read More…

Staying Safe on Video Chats

Video chatting is nothing new. However, with more and more people stuck at home these days and unable to meet with others in person, video chat’s popularity has shot through the roof. Over the course of March alone, new Zoom subscribers rose an incredible 728%! Other major providers–Facebook, Apple, Google, Skype–have increased their existing video Read More…

A to Z Guide to Scams You Should Watch Out For

Everyone knows how important it is to be cautious online and when interacting with someone you don’t know on the phone. But there are so many many frauds and scams out there to try to keep track of. How do you know what to look for, and how to avoid becoming a victim? Use this Read More…

Legitimate Reasons to Use the Dark Web

What do you think happens on the dark web? You might think exclusively of drug dealing, hiring hitmen, and the selling of Social Security Numbers. If those are your only thoughts on the dark web, it makes sense that you’d want to stay as far away from it as possible. After all, there’s no way Read More…

How to Avoid the Most Popular Scams

Avoiding any type of scam can seem extremely difficult. How can you make sure you don’t get taken in by one of these very common scams?

Increasing Online Safety When You’re Not Tech-Savvy

For some people, online safety is easy. Especially if you’ve grown up on the internet, it’s easy to remember all the different ways to stay safe while surfing the web. However, if you don’t use the internet much, or you’re older and didn’t grow up online, it’s easy to overlook the things that some people Read More…

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Staying safe online is just as important as staying safe in person. How can you keep your children safe as they use the internet?