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Have an open conversation with your kids about safe browsing
and computer use.
Do not replace physical parental supervision of computer use
at home with any safe search engine or any other tool. No
search filtering software or tool is perfect.
Educate yourself also on social media safety and have open
discussions with teens about present dangers and long term
effects of inappropriate conduct, including posting
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Keep computer in an open area. Make a rule that
doors are always left open when kids are online.
Advice your children to immediately exit any site that
makes them feel uncomfortable or worried.
Parent should keep a track of persons with whom
their children are talking to and which sites they are
This is NOT invading their privacy at all , rather it is
parenting in the digital space.
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If you have found inappropriate content about your child please
contact the service provider concerned and/or Police as soon as
Majority of children would not like to tell their parents if they are
bullied or harassed online for fear that they will lose internet
access. Make sure that your children understand that they will not
get in trouble if they tell you about a problem.
Children under 13 ARE NOT ALLOWED on Facebook, Instagram,
SnapChat, iTunes and many more. Don’t support your child to
break the rules as they are not be the only one without these
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Explain it to your child that all Social Networking Profiles MUST
BE SET TO PRIVATE. Use all the security settings available to
make the site as safe as possible.
Do not let young children to browse the ‘Google’ aimlessly with
no supervision. Children need to be taught about search
engines and how they work.
Don't allow your child to use Apps like SnapChat that
immediately delete the posts. Apps prevent you from monitoring
the child's online experience and you may never know what he
/she is being subjected to.
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If you notice a sudden change in your child's
behaviour, to check, among other things, his
online activity on Facebook, WhatsApp etc.
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Never share your personal details
(House address, phone number, date of birth and place of birth etc. on any
online platform such as Facebook,Instagram, Blogs, Twitter, Chat-rooms etc.)
Do not respond to indecent/offending/harassing emails/chatts
Rather keep them in records in the form of screenshots and
inform your parent/guardian to report it to the police. The
account should be immediately blocked.
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When you feel uncomfortable with any SMS
post/mail/chatting, immediately share your
concern with your parents or any trustworthy
Never share your account passwords with
Be aware that information on the internet is not always
Make a strong password with alpha-numeric symbols
and special characters.
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Don’t add people as online friends unless you know
them in real life or have parent permission.
Never agree to meet an online friend unless and until
you are do so under your parent's/guardian's guidance
Treat others online the way you’d like to be treated
yourself. Real life etiquettes and manners apply
equally to the virtual space
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Don’t sign up for sites that require a certain age criteria for
( Eg. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram etc. by wrong reporting of
your correct age. such sites may expose you to age
Don’t buy anything online without discussion with to your
parents. Some advertisement may try to trick you by offering
things at heavy discount. They may be fraud sites meant for
either cheating you of your parents' money or for getting
access to your and your parents' personal information
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Choose a safe online name. Pick a name that
doesn’t reflect your complete identity or location.
Have a strong password with alpha-numeric
symbol and special characters for your online
Secure your computers with anti-virus, anti-
spyware and other cyber security tools
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Be selective about what information you
Sensitive information includes real name,
date of birth, gender, town, e-mail
address, school name, place of work, and
Fraudsters, cheats and online perverts can
misuse this information to your detriment
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Pay attention to the risks associated with e-mails.
Risk of spam and viruses transmit to your
Never click on links provided in an email, unless
you are sure of the sender and the purpose of
Don’t forward when you are asked to.
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Never, try to meet a person – online friend
Take somebody else along & meet in Public place
meeting must always be in a public place.
People often feel uncomfortable setting safety
boundaries because they don’t want to offend
but good intentioned people will understand and
encourage you to set safety requirements, and it
is the crooks who want you to feel guilty about it.
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Service of any service you use.
That fine print may tell you the company
can own, resell, rent, or give your
information to anyone they want. If it
does that then find a more respectful site.
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Don’t trade personal information for “freebies.” Online
freebies come in two forms:
The free games, free offers, and ‘great deals'. Just as in the
physical world, if these types of offers sound too good to
be true, they probably are. Not only will these collect and
sell your personal information, these ‘deals’, and ‘free’
applications are usually riddled with spyware, viruses or
other malicious software.
Through survey’s, sweepstakes, quizzes, and the like. These
marketing tools are designed for one purpose – to get as
much information from you as they can, so they can sell
that to interested parties. Even the most innocuous
‘survey’s learn far more than you imagine, and they may
give you malicious software or download tracking cookies,
so just skip these entirely.
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Periodically review your internet contacts
and online activities. Internet
housekeeping is important.
Periodically review who you have as contacts,
and who can see your online profiles periodically
to prune out everyone you no longer have a close
interaction with. Review images and content
you’ve posted online to see if collectively these
tell more about you than what should be known.
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Block people you don’t want to interact
with. You don’t have to accept invitations
to be friends with people just because
People can find it difficult to turn
someone down – and creeps and crooks
count on this very thing. If you don’t want
to be friends, delete the request.
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Note that if you become a victim of a cybe
crime, it is not your fault. If you fall victim to a
scam, fraudster, abuser or criminal, don’t blame
The only person guilty is the abuser or a criminal.
You didn’t cheat, scam, lie, threaten, harm, steal,
or abuse yourself in some other way, so don’t lay
a burden of guilt. Don’t let the abuser or the
criminal shame you into silence. Speak out and
get the help you need.
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Be extremely cautious while posting
photographs and control who can view
them. Bear in mind that photos can be
saved and altered – you don’t want to
regret having posted a particular photo,
at a later stage!
Create restricted user groups who can
view photos. Also, don’t post
embarrassing pictures of others.
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Use strong passwords and use different passwords
for different accounts.
Social networking sites are very easily hacked into
and information can be modified. So ensure that
you don’t use weak passwords with personal
information such as your birthday or your dog’s
Your password should be one that is difficult to
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Don’t share your password with anyone
or let anybody else handle your account.
What is seen as trust or some harmless
fun, can have severe consequences.
You get to choose who you want to
interact with; don’t be “nice” and put up
with any inconvenience.
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Ensure your computer has a good
antivirus and anti spyware software.
A lot of applications on social networking
sites can be malicious, and if your
computer is not well protected, it can
result in a lot of issues.
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Last, but not the least, trust your instinct. If
you are being subjected to any form of
cyber bullying or harassment, report it at
Remember that information that you post
once on the internet cannot be erased.
Use your common sense and utmost
caution when you publish anything. A lot
of cyber crime can be prevented simply
by exercising caution.
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If you notice any offensive , abusive or
illegal online post/content, Immediately
take its screenshot. Also take a
screenshot of the link/URL Of the illegal
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Don’t share any OTP or other passwords, even with
‘friend’ on any pretext. Such ‘pretext’ are tricks
used by hackers to deceive you through social
engineering in sharing your passwords, which may
have grave consequences, such as loss of control
over Social Media account, your email account
On social Media accounts keep your privacy
settings to the most stringent levels. Only share
information about yourself on ‘Need to Know’
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On Whats App and other messaging
Apps, ensure that ‘media auto-
download’ is deactivated, esp. from
senders who are not in your contact list.
Such media (videos, photos, documents,
etc.) may have malwares embedded in
Always keep your devise (Phone, Tablet,
Laptop etc.) in safe custody. Keep your
lock screen on with Password/Pin
protection. Don’t keep you device
unattended even for a minute.
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Always remember what you’ve posted
about yourself. A common way that
hackers break into financial or other
accounts is by clicking the “Forgot your
password?” link on the account login
page. To break into your account,
they search for the answers to your security
questions, such as your birthday, hometown, high
school class, father’s middle name, on your social
networking site. If the site allows, make up your
own password questions, and don’t draw them
from material anyone could find with a quick