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Stay Smart Online

Tips for keeping you safe online

Neighbourhood & Home Watch Week

Neighbourhood & Home Watch Week is an annual campaign that takes place during the week of the summer solstice. In 2014 it will run from 14-22 June. During the Week we encourage members and coordinators across England and Wales to hold events that celebrate the work of Neighbourhood and Home Watch.

Five online security tips you should know

Your Digital File is a proud partner of national Stay Smart Online week from June 2-6, 2014. To help raise awareness about online safety, Your Digital File's Chief Information Security Officer Duncan Unwin has written a blog on five things you may not know about online security. 1.

Secure you mobile phone

Top tips: Turn on your security features. All phones have security settings so familiarise yourself with them and turn them on. Set and maintain strong passwords. Many mobile phones allow users to set a password or Personal Identification Number (PIN) that must be entered to use the phone.

Smart online shopping

When you shop online, make sure you are smart about the whole purchasing process-know who you are dealing with, know what you are buying, be confident you will get what you have paid for, and ensure that your account and credit card details are being dealt with safely.

Techie Mum: Online threats - how to stay up to date

Access to the internet has become something we rely on, for shopping, banking, education, and communication. However, the more time you spend on the internet, the greater the chance of being exposed to cyber security threats and scams that put your personal information and your money at risk.

Home based businesses

If you share your computer with your family, particularly children who are less aware of online risks, then you need to take extra care to secure your computer and your business information. You need to be aware of legal obligations to protect personal data that has been collected from customers and ensure it cannot be inadvertently accessed or shared.

headspace - Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation

headspace is a partner of Stay Smart Online week. The week, aims to help Australians using the internet - whether at home, the workplace or school - understand the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.

Banking and paying bills online

Just like you protect your PIN number for your EFTPOS card, you need to protect your passwords for online banking and financial transactions. The internet provides a convenient way to do banking and pay bills any time of the day or night.

Using public wireless networks

Public WiFi 'hotspots' in places like caf├ęs, airports, hotels and libraries are convenient but unlike your home computer you don't know what security these networks have or who else may be connected. Wireless enabled laptops or smartphones allow you to easily connect to the internet no matter where you are.

Protect yourself

Many of the things we do online-banking, shopping, chatting with family and friends or even making new friends involve us giving out personal and financial information. You need to know who you are providing your information to and be confident they will treat it securely and appropriately.

Top 5 Social Media Scams

We're wired to be social creatures, and sites like Twitter and Facebook have capitalized on this to great success. According to its COO Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook draws 175 million logins every day. But with this tremendous popularity comes a dark side as well.

Do You Stay Smart Online?

Celebrate Stay Smart Online Week 2014 with the first ever song to help you stay safe and secure online. Check it out and share with friends, family and colleagues! And ask yourself - do you Stay Smart Online? #SSOW2014

Think Before You Share

mediasmarts.org FACEBOOK FAMILY SAFETY CENTERfacebook.com/safetyBULLYING PREVENTION TIPSfacebook.com/safety/bullyingFACEBOOK HELP CENTERfacebook.com/helpWe always hear that sharing is a good thing.And thanks to technology, we can share our ideas, opinions,pictures and videos with our friends and other people.Most of the time, sharing is good.But if we aren't thoughtful about how we share,we run the risk of hurting ourselves or someone else.Also, remember that the things you share with your friendscan end up being shared with others.That's why it's important to think before you share.Everyone makes bad choices sometimes.

Secure your mobile phone and devices

Remember it's not 'just a phone' Treat your smart phone like your wallet - keep it safe and on your person at all times. Remember your smart phone is a computer - all the same security rules apply.