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Follow these simple house rules to keep your family safe.
  1. Set strong and unique passwordson all your home devices and online accounts.
    • Remember, when you first buy a new device, change the factory-set password on it straight away, including any networked devices (router/modem) that also have a factory-set password.
    • Tip – Turn on a second step of protection with two-factor authentication wherever you can.
  2. Secure your devices and online accounts.
    • Turn on automatic software updates to ensure your devices are covered by the latest security protection.
    • Install antivirus software where possible and backup devices to protect important information, photos and data.
    • Always download apps from an official app store such as Apple’s App Store or Google Play for Android. Turn on automatic app updates for the latest security protection.
    • Tip – You can use a nickname and an alternative profile pic to help protect your identity when online gaming or on social media.
  3. Search and socialise safely.
    • Choose what information you want to share. In settings do a privacy check on your devices, browsers, social media and other apps.
    • Think about the information you share online like birthdays, age, address, or school. It can be used to crack passwords or steal your identity.
    • Never click on suspicious or unknown links in emails, SMS or social media messages.
    • Tip – You can use a nickname and an alternative profile pic to help protect your identity when online gaming or on social media.