Has it ever felt to you that doing things in the past seems better than having the high-tech gadgets we have now?
Take for example doing book reports for high school students.When I was in high school, I have read a lot of books which I borrowed from the school library. I wrote the book reports myself, using my version of a PC or a netbook: my crickety typewriter. I graduated to using a electric typewriter in college, hah, I was high tech then.
Anyway, we were not only “studious” then, but we were resourceful, motivated and we worked hard. In other words, we didn’t copy and pasted works written by others but we wrote original thoughts and did original written works. And we had that sort of security that our works were not digitally copied though being copied by classmates was highly likely to happen, lol.
Nowadays though, it is so easy for others to just get information that are not their in the first place. I have been doing a lot of reading about these things like electronic pickpocketing, the use of ESET Smart Security, and the use of parental controls among others to better protect our family from being victims of electronic theft.
A few ways to protect online safety:
- do not divulge personal information like home address, work address, schools of children online
- if you feel you need to be a part of the social media, be discreet and have your online accounts accessible only by friends you personally know
- change your passwords every now and then and use a combination of alphanumeric characters that are unreadable