Tips for navigating the Safer Internet Day

Any day serves to bring some sanity to our navigation, but is even mandatory dates indicated.

Since even the FBI has security blunders, it is worth remembering from time to time safe practices on the Web, especially for children. Is there a better time to why the Safer Internet Day?

And it seems that we still have much to learn from this to protect the Internet and which do not fall in the first tender lambs that are scam. According to a study released today by Microsoft, although 73% of the Spanish think you have a basic knowledge of online security, many do not know how to defend against threats such as phishing or identity theft. Specifically, 48% of the Spanish do not know how to avoid identity theft, a percentage that is 79% in the case of young people from 14 to 24 years.

To help us protect our identity and enhance security, many technology companies today offer us advice, help and resources. The Internet pioneer Yahoo, this veteran of sailing, has launched a specific page to teach parents and children to use social networks, avoid risky situations and control their Internet privacy.

The German company G Data, for example, has taken the time to advise parents to tell their children what a strong password (hint: not password1), give them a healthy dose of mistrust and recommends, for example, teaching mobile applications to be downloaded only from official stores.

In Kaspersky, in turn, call the family unit stating that "The family that shares contents insurance, stays together" and remember that often, the lessons go in reverse and it is young people who can teach parents and grandparents So how to upload videos, share photos and keep in touch, without falling into that of "I won an iPad for being the one millionth visitor".

Finally, as knowledge of the hazards is the best way to avoid them, Trend Micro detects hostile multiple profiles to be cautious about such as social media hustler, the phisher (the bank never asks for our data by mail, which does makes this sly individual), the fake antivirus which designs, the spammer or malware creates.

Of course, even if we have this in mind, as recently pointed a committee of experts in the British Parliament, we need not panic, but simple rules and routines. Or put another way, common sense.

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INTERNET SECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EDUCATORS PARENTS AND STUDENTS

There are multiple risks facing children, youth (and society in general) when accessing the Internet. Whenever a crime happens where the bad guys contacted his victim through the Internet, the media make extensive deployment of the fact. And that's fine, but a few days all is forgotten and after a time history repeats itself and just change the names of victims and perpetrators.

The above situation is getting worse to the extent that larger segments of the population have access to Internet connections of broadband by increasing supply and reducing the cost of this service. It is for this reason that in both homes, as in educational institutions (EI), should be tackled in earnest actions to ensure that children behave responsibly and preventive when surfing and interact with others online.

These actions are a matter of urgency as the Information Technology and Communications (ICT) are here to stay and make a presence in all areas of society. More pressing still, if we consider that children and young people are increasingly exposed to computers and mobile devices that offer Internet access, as set out in the IDB document "ICT in Education: A Disruptive Innovation."

Specifically, are becoming more households have access to the Internet, in education, many IE currently implement transformation initiatives such as integrating Web 2.0 services in the educational process, a laptop computer per student, etc., above, Internet involved.

Now, if it is true that these initiatives provide immense benefits for teachers and students, they also carry potential risks and responsibilities for the user. Therefore it is of the utmost urgency that students develop skills to identify, prevent and defend against the dangers and threats they may present when surfing the Internet and interacting through social networks.

Fortunately, it is now showing a significant increase proposals that seek to raise awareness among teachers, parents and students about the importance of providing a basic code of conduct when using the Internet.

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How to Collect Internet

Currently, companies, organizations or individuals wishing to sell their products and services online through its website or online store, need to provide customers the option to purchase online.

To do this, need to include in your website or store payment options, which can be summarized in two: 1) On-line and 2) Off-line.

The online option usually is to ask the customer to make payment by credit card. To do this, you can hire a service online billing module, as 2checkout, which acts as collector for and on behalf of the company, organization or person and transferred to a savings account, checking account or by mailing a certified check , the collection made, minus a service fee.

In addition to on-line option, it is advisable to include a second option, which is the off-line, which usually is to provide customers the option to make your payment by bank transfer (to a certain number of Bank account) or money order (for example, through Western Union).

Thus, the company, organization or person, you solved an issue that is vital (for sale of products and services): The collection. However, we must not forget another very important factor is that the product / service reaches the customer after receipt of payment. But that is another matter

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