Appropriate Online Behavior

Don't do anything online that you wouldn't do in real life!

How Do You Prevent It?

  • Don't post malicious or mean things publically
  • Be brief and to the point, reading long messages costs time and money
  • Use appropriate language, bad words are never fun
  • Use proper grammar, spelling, and punctionation. While the internet can be quite informal, that doesn't make it okay to forget how to speak properly
  • Don't be a troll, spam is annoying.
  • Chain mail is also annoying, I promise, you won't get murdered if you don't pass it along

Keep Your Identity Safe

  • Make sure that any information that you put online is through a secured, certified website.
  • Don't put your credit card number into a sketchy Website for buying sketchy things.
  • If you install file sharing software, make sure it's legit.
  • Before providing personal information to your doctor, attorney, insurance company, employer or anyone else make sure to ask for details on how they will keep this data secure
  • Maintain backups of all important documents. This will ensure your information is maintained for your personal use should you need to delete it from your computer or any file