Online Security and Safety

Choose Privacy Every Day logoWe invite you to join us at the Micanopy Branch on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. to learn about how you can protect yourself online from scams, unsecured websites, and breaches of your privacy. We will watch short clips from Lynda.com and share tips and tricks for online safety.

Choose Privacy Every Day is the American Library Association’s campaign that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy in the library and in society as a whole. 

 

If you can't make it to the program here are some other great resources about online safety:

Federal Trade Commission: On Guard Online - Tips to help you stay safe and secure onlineFreedom from Surveillance: Choose Privacy

Stop. Think. Connect - A global online safety awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online

USA.gov Online Safety -  Identify different types of online scams and ways you can report cyber fraud

Federal Trade Commission: Kids Online - Tips to help teach children the basics of online safety

Google's Be Internet Awesome - Teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.  Kids can play Interland, an online game that teaches digital safety in a fun way.

NetSmartz - Online safety tools for educators, parents, and kids

Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information:  Author and YouTuber John Green's 10 episode video series about evaluating online resources.  Understanding more about misinformation helps everyone become a better digital citizen.