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Use built-in content filtering

A list of “banned” internet sites is next to useless in an age when new unsafe sites appear daily. To better protect your network, select a Wi-Fi solution that promotes safe browsing by filtering by IP address, location or URL to help block access to unsafe sites and prevent contamination by malicious content.

How to shut down your computer properly: Important to-do’s before closing your computer

There are many benefits to shutting down your computer properly. If you simply close your laptop after each use, your computer could experience degraded performance over time. Also, if you don’t use features that lock access to your device, simply closing the notebook means that anybody nearby could quickly have access to your open documents […]

Use Microsoft Family Safety to help protect your children

Microsoft’s Family Groups allow you to connect multiple devices in a single group to set limits on screen time, apply filters and locate devices. Log into your Microsoft account. Then select the Family tab and follow the prompts on the screen.

Lookout for scams aimed at older adults

For older adults being online lets them stay abreast of current events, connect with friends and family, shop, manage finances, play games, and anything else you can think of. But just as you fasten your seat belt before driving, take precautions before using the Internet to be sure you are safe and secure. The FTC […]

Parents tell kids to share with care

Every child is taught basic physical safety and security, like not talking to strangers and fastening seat belts before driving. Teaching young people easy-to-learn life lessons for online safety and privacy begins with parents leading the way. What you post can last a lifetime: Help your children understand that any information they share online can […]

Report cyberbullying to the authorities

If you or your children are being harassed or endangered, report the activity. Numerous schools have started bullying programs, so school officials may have established policies for dealing with activity that involves students. If necessary, contact your local law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies have different policies, but your local police department or FBI branch are […]