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Top 10 Tips


1.      Install and update your security software; set it to scan regularly

2.     Turn on automatic updates on all your software, particularly your operating
               system and applications.

3.   Use strong passwords and different passwords for different uses.

4.   Stop and think before you click on links and attachments.

5.   Take care when transacting online—research the supplier and use a safe
               payment method.

6.   Only download 'apps' from reputable publishers and read all permission

7.   Regularly check your privacy settings on social networking sites.

8.   Stop and think before you post any photos or financial information online.

9.   Talk with your child about staying safe online, including on their
               smartphone or mobile device.

10. Report or talk to someone if you feel uncomfortable or threatened
              online—download the government's Cybersafety Help Button.



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