At M&H Consulting, we work alongside many small and medium sized businesses. Many of these business are managed by entrepreneurs who also balance work and family life. Many of them ask our expert advice on online safety for the employees, but keep their children safe as well.
Whether you are an employee of a company that works online or a teen surfing the net, here are a few ways to protect yourself online.
- Never give out personal information whether it is your phone number, address, or parents names without ensuring you are on a secure site.
- Never post something that could come back to hurt you later whether you are in the working world trying to get a job.
- Check for authenticity before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt the computer or mobile device or potentially jeopardize privacy.
- Do not post risque images on business or personal sites.
- Be true to who you are.
- Never open emails that you suspect are from a stranger or could potentially have a virus attached.
- Monitor who has access to different accounts and who your children are dialoguing with on a daily basis.
- Talk to employees as well as you own children about cyberbullying and signs of an online predator.
- Call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678 if you’re aware of the transmission, use, or viewing of child pornography online. Contact your local law enforcement agency or the FBI if your child has received child pornography via the Internet.