Quick Safety Checklist

Every chapter in this book is packed with lists of advice, which can seem overwhelming at first glance. To help you focus on the most important actions to take today to improve your online safety, I have provided this checklist.

Here are the top 13 things you can do today to become safer online:

  1. Buy all the safety software you need for your devices, and use good filtering software. Keep them current and use them unfailingly. This should be as automatic as locking your door when you leave the house. Also see Appendix A.

  2. Sit down and discuss online safety and come to an agreement with your family and friends. Set rules about how you will protect each other online. Don’t blame, don’t accuse, and don’t run scared; simply set some ...

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