5 Tips to help you stay safe online

1.Think before you post – once information is posted online, even if it’s later deleted or modified, it’s almost impossible to remove completely.

2.Keep your personal information private – be careful about the types of details you publish about yourself and never share important information such as your age, address or phone number on social networking sites.

3.Keep it locked – ensure your computer is locked with a password when you are not using it. Additionally, make sure your mobile phone uses a PIN so if lost or stolen it can’t be used to auto-sign into your online profiles

4.Stay smart – change passwords on accounts at least twice a year and think before you click on links or attachments from unknown sources.

5.Respect other people’s privacy – don’t post photos of other people or share their information without their permission.

More tips can be found on the Government’s Cybersmart Website.