Five tips for safely navigating the Internet
Yesterday, I shared how Google stores information related to purchases and Internet history if you have a Google email account. That post got me to thinking how important it is to understand how your web surfing is being tracked by the websites you visit and what information is being shared on the world wide web. So I’ve compiled a list of five ways to safely navigate the Internet.
1. Sign out of accounts when you’re finished. Some sites track your Internet history, including the website you visit before and after visiting their website.
2. Be mindful of what websites you allow to link to your accounts. For example, if you have Tweetdeck you allow them to have access to your Twitter account.
3. Read terms of service and privacy agreements. A quick read of certain websites TOS and privacy agreements may give pause to how you share information and media on their sites. Facebook is one of those sites.
4. Be mindful of the information you share on the Internet and especially social media. Once you share it, consider it out there for everyone to see – forever!
5. Monitor your children’s Internet activity by adding a parental lock. Remind them about sharing personal information, such as their address and telephone numbers. Also, if they are old enough they should understand all of the aforementioned tips.
What are your tips for navigating the Internet? Please share in the comment section below.