25 Aug 2017
GUIDANCE FOR CYBER
Students can be caught by the same kinds
of security problems that affect adults (drive-by downloads, links to malicious
sites, viruses and malware, etc.). Also there are some special ways criminals
get to kids, such as links to “fan sites” that contain malicious links or “free
stuff,” messages that look like they're from friends, offers of free music or
movies or ring tones or anything else that a student might be tempted to
Guidelines given below may be followed to protect personal information and computer
Install and maintain up to date
anti-virus software on your computer or device.
Keep your internet browser
Be alert to unusual computer
activity or problems.
Install and maintain a firewall on
Use a modern browser with features
such as a pop-up blocker.
Avoid storing sensitive material
indefinitely on your computer.
Change your passwords often.
Beware of links sent via instant
messaging and e-mail attachments.
Important things to remember:
Friendships made online are made by clicking a button rather than
talking to people and sharing experiences.
Being online ‘friends’ with someone is much less meaningful than face
to face friendship.
One can easily fall out with an online ‘friend’ because of a
It is far easier, and healthier, to sort out arguments and problems
when one can talk to someone face to face
Tips to stay safe on social
networking sites for students
Make sure age appropriateness of an online activity before joining.
May use a made up name or nickname on their profile.
Not make friends other than persons known personally.
May use an email address that does not include their name.
Use the strongest privacy setting when setting up profile.
This ensures that only desirable person will be able to view their
Share pictures and videos very carefully when uploading, even with
known persons, as it can easily be spread.
Avoid illegal downloads.
accessing internet games such as Blue Whale which is an Internet "game" that consists of a series of tasks
assigned to players by administrators during a 50-day period, with the final
challenge requiring the player to commit suicide. The term "Blue
Whale" comes from the phenomenon of beached whales, which is linked to
suicide. Please supervise your children
and ensure that they are not downloading any such game.
· Rather encourage your children to play outdoor games
and develop hobbies like book reading etc so that they utilize their time