The FTC provides tips to help secure your computer, guard against Internet fraud, and protect your personal information. Visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov for more information. To keep up to date with the latest computer threats, signup for alerts from the Department of Homeland Security at www.US-CERT.gov.
Here are some other sources on protecting yourself and your family while using the Internet.
- GetNetWise (www.getnetwise.or) is a public service sponsored by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences.
- Internet Keep Safe Coalition (www.iKeepSafe.org), the home of Faux Paw the Techno Cat, a coalition of 49 governors/first spouses, law enforcement, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other associations dedicated to helping parents, educators, and caregivers by providing tools and guidelines to teach children the safe and healthy use of technology.
- National Cyber Security Alliance (www.staysafeonline.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.
- staysafe (www.staysafe.org) is an educational site intended to help consumers understand both the positive aspects of the Internet as well as how to manage a variety of safety and security issues that exist online.
- Wired Safety (www.wiredsafety.org) is an Internet safety and help group comprised of unpaid volunteers around the world that provides education, assistance, and awareness on all aspects of cybercrime and abuse, privacy, security, and responsible technology use. Wired Safety is the parent group of www.Teenangels.org, FBI-trained teens and preteens who promote Internet safety.