Is security just my responsibility?
Positive and Proactive Behaviours Protecting your information and devices is a job for the whole family! Encourage your family to use strong passwords and keep their apps and devices up to date. Always ask a trusted adult for help if you are not sure how to make your account or device secure.
How can I keep my devices safe?
Privacy and Security Keeping your devices and everything on them up to date is one of the best ways to protect them. Always allow your apps/games and devices to update whenever they ask to. Be wary of unexpected messages or emails on your device that ask you to press a button or a website link […]
What makes a strong password?
Privacy and Security The best protection is a strong passphrase. This is a password made up of three or four random words – for example, ‘purplecakedinosaurmoon’ is a very tricky password for others to guess but easy for you to remember if you make a picture in your mind – a dinosaur on the moon […]
What ways are there to protect my accounts and devices?
Privacy and Security The best way to protect your accounts is to use strong passwords. Some accounts might allow you to add extra protection such as sending you a special code to enter each time you log in. These codes can be sent to you by email or text message, or shown in a special […]
Can I delete my online data?
Personal Data There are laws that protect your personal information and give you the right to have it removed from the internet. One way to do this is to shut down and delete an online account when you don’t need it anymore. Asking companies to delete the information they have about you can be very […]
Should I enter online competitions?
Trust and Critical Reasoning There are lots of opportunities to enter competitions and win things online. These competitions will need to collect some personal information about you, and may even ask you to pay to enter them. Some criminals create fake competitions to trick people into entering and giving away their personal information. If you […]
What are cookies and should I accept them?
Personal Data Cookies are small files that websites make when you visit them. They are used to help you use the website – they can help remember what you did on the site or what you added to a shopping basket. A website may ask to collect different types of cookies – some types collect […]
What are privacy settings?
Privacy and Security These are settings you can use on social media and games to control who can be your friend, who can see your information and who can chat to you. For new accounts on some apps these are automatically set to be more public than private. These settings can sometimes be complicated so […]