5 Key Lessons Children Should Know When Using The Internet

Children and internet

There are five key lessons all kids should learn in order to stay safe online – Google came up with this and I think it is spot on

These are:

  1. Be Internet Smart (Share With Care),
  2. Be Internet Alert (Don’t Fall for Fake),
  3. Be Internet Strong (Secure Your Secrets),
  4. Be Internet Kind (It’s Cool to Be Kind)
  5. Be Internet Brave (When In Doubt, Talk It Out).

All of which tackle the most negative elements of the internet.

More information can be found at the Google site Be Internet Awesome

Stop Opening & Clicking Links In These Sort Of Emails


Clicking links in emails or answering these sort of emails is a recipe for disaster – they are Scams designed to get your details both personal and financial.

  • Parcel delivery confirm the details with Australia Post – you will get Cryptolocker
  • Paypal – your account has been limited
  • The domain name you own has a similar one in asia ,you need to buy this
  • Women / men are interested in you after seeing your profile on skype / google
  • Your free gadget is waiting for collection , click here
  • A supermarket voucher worth $35 – $50 is waiting for you by clicking and signing up
  • Tax refunds waiting for you / Money tailored for you / We have 30 million dollars waiting for you
  • Buying stocks in African mining companies
  • SEO experts with outlook/gmail addresses
  • Anything from the FBI or Western Union , anything to do with them
  • Complete the survey and get a $50 gift card ( if you give them your credit card details )
  • Your banking password has changed ,( no it has not ) Your ATM payment / transaction was wrong ,( no it is not )
  • Cheap drugs through the mail
  • A new banking system has been established , make more money , these will become more prolific as the interest rate stays down targeting retirees.
  • A new gambling on the horses system , buy this computer for $8000 ( Don’t )
  • Did you hear about Emma , she makes $7000 a month from home , click here ( Don’t )
  • 6 minutes a day to being skinny
  • I won $1 million dollars from Coca – Cola
  • Mystery shopper assignment , read this and get back to us – don’t
  • Travel at unbelievable prices / Handbags at unbelievable prices /Win an Apple watch
  • Inheritance of any amount of money
  • Your Apple ID , Microsoft ID , Google ID has been accessed / needs to be reset
  • You have a new voicemail , click in this email to here it – (no you don’t)

Entering Credit card details or banking details is a recipe for disaster and being asked to update your account information – anywhere , just say no , don’t do this

The First Thing You Do To A Portable Drive When You Buy It

So you decide to buy a new portable hard drive , usb flash drive.

What is the first thing you should do?

Format the drive , that’s right wipe it as you have no idea what is on there and I know companies will try and put some sort of software that they claim may help you but from experience it is far better for you to NOT USE THEIR SOFTWARE.

In some systems it will be incompatible with the operating system , both Windows and Mac.

If you are using it as a backup then both Windows and Mac have built in backup programs and you could always buy a 3rd party program that will give you far less trouble than some out of date piece of software that shipped with that drive.

Stop Downloading The Mystery Solution To Fix Your Computer

Many people over the years would have looked for a program on the internet that will ” hopefully ‘ fix the issues on their computers.

These programs maybe something like:

  • Speed up my browsing
  • Speed up my pc
  • Registry Cleaners
  • Clean up my browser
  • Cookie Cleaner – internet not the biscuit

These programs will promise the world but will not deliver and your computer is FAR BETTER OFF by getting rid of these programs.

Many of these programs will also bring in malware when installed.

If you have an issue these programs will not help and for those that tried to install Windows 10 but did not succeed , in many cases it was because one or more of these programs were installed.

Windows or Apple it does not matter as many on the Apple side tried Mackeeper which should not be downloaded.