3 Ways To Be Safer Online

Everyone needs to be safer online, but that is something that can be very hard to actually make sure of at all times.


The truth is that being safe in the online world is incredibly important, not least because the digital world increasingly coincides and interacts in more and more subtle and powerful ways with our waking, everyday life we consider to be the ‘real’ life. If you want to stay safe offline, you have to stay safe online.


In order to make sure of this, you need to focus on a few key things, and we are going to try and discover what those are here. In this article, we will look at some of the essential ways that you can hope to be safer online, and so enjoy the online world and hopefully even get more out of it as a result.


Be Careful With Email

Emails are one of the most challenging aspects of cyber security, for the simple reason that it is generally hard to discern when they are fake or not. This is a skill that most of us need to work on, but it can take a long time to do so, and you should absolutely try to be aware as much as possible of some of the characteristics of false emails. A big part of cyber fraud email security is being able to do this, and it is worth focusing on researching some of the things you might want to look out for. If you can do that, you will be much safer with your emails, which will absolutely mean that you are going to be generally safer online. If you say yes to the wrong email, it can result in a loss of income or even you being under personal attack, so it is vital to ensure that you get on top of this as soon as you can.


Use Social Cleverly

Social media is something of a force to be reckoned with, and it has changed our lives in a number of powerful ways. But it is also something that we need to be careful with, as there are many ways in which it can be used to make us less safe. As long as you use social media cleverly, however, you should be able to keep fairly safe here. One of the main things to be aware of is that you should not publicize any sensitive information about yourself on social media. If you are not careful, you could find yourself in a lot of trouble this way, so it is a good idea to try and keep this in mind as best as you can.


Limit Your Use

The fact remains that one of the best ways that you can stay safe online is to spend less time there. You might struggle with this at first, but as long as you stick to it you should be able to find it easier and easier. Not only will this make you safer, but you will find that there are plenty of psychological advantages to it as well.

Stewart Thurlow

Stewart Thurlow

I once shared a lift with Meryl Streep & Julianne Moore. Oh, & Victoria Beckham smiled at me. UK Editor for ADDICTED.
Stewart Thurlow
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