Online Safety Tips for Students

Here are the most crucial internet safety tips for students:

Report incidents of cyberbullying and block the attacker.

Only use trusted websites when shopping online.

Secure your accounts with strong passwords and two-factor authentication.

Enable smartphone security features, such as biometrics and automatic updates.

Back up your data regularly using a cloud service or external drive.

Review your bank and credit card statements monthly to track your spending.

Secure your laptop and other devices, and don’t leave them unattended.

Beware of unsecured Wi-Fi networks; use a VPN if you have to use public Wi-Fi.

Enable pop-up blockers to prevent malicious pop-ups from infecting your browser.

Use encryption tools like local data encryptors and VPNs for Internet data encryption.

Update your software regularly to minimize the number of vulnerabilities.

Watch out for phishing scams like job scams. Don’t click on suspicious links and double-check a company before responding.

Learn how to combat the dangers of social media. Never give out your location, address, or other sensitive information.

Get antivirus software to protect your devices from malware, spyware, trojan viruses, adware, ransomware, and other online security threats.

Use a VPN to protect your privacy when using public Wi-Fi or campus networks.

Like these tips? Here is a link to a complete Internet Safety Guide for students: