Facebook. Love it or not it’s here to stay. Facebook has devised a new security guide for parents, teens and educators, or everyone. It’s good to read this guide for yourself but also read it with your children. It has a lot of common sense in it, useful for facebook, twitter, email and more. The free downloadable guide includes tips on how to protect your fb account, how to avoid scammers, how to use secure security settings and a whole lot more.
Some of the tips include:
- Create a solid password and change it regularly. Tips for creating a solid password are: Passwords should be longer than six characters and include a mix of uppercase, lowercase, and special characters. If you need help with checking to see if a password is considered strong, you can use this site – Microsoft password checker.
- Change your password regularly.
- Share your personal information only with people and companies that need it.
- Log into Facebook once each session. If in doubt or if you feel something is ‘off’ then skip the bookmark and type www.facebook.com directly into your browser address bar.
- Always log out of Facebook (and any other site that needs logging into) after using someone else’s computer.
- Use secure browsing when and where possible.
- Keep your anti-virus software updated.
- Keep your browser and other applications up to date.
- Never paste script (code) in your browser address bar.
- Beware of scandalous posts from anyone—even fb friends. If it looks like something a friend wouldn’t post, then don’t click on it. Many of the scammers devise their nasty apps based around current events. e.g: ‘Watch this video to see Michael Jackson’s last minute alive‘ and other such garbage gossip.