Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Facebook Family Insurance - Keeping Your Family Safe Online

Social networking is growing each day and more teens, parents and just about everyone is participating in these social circles.  After The Social Network movie received rave reviews, took number one at the box office, it is no surprise that Facebook is one of the largest social networks in cyberspace.

As a parent, have you taken pre-cautions to insure your family's security and protection online?  During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month there are more articles, resources, and events available for you to become more educated with our digital society.

Identity theft virtually can be a nightmare.

What To Do If Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised?
The bottom line for online threats like phishing, spyware, and hackers is identity theft. ID theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security number, credit card number or other personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. That's why it's important to protect your personal information. To find out how to deter and detect identity theft, visit ftc.gov/idtheft.

But, according to OnGuard Online, if your personal information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen, taking certain steps quickly can minimize the potential for the theft of your identity.

OnGuard Online Net Cetera is a program created by The Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  They are offering free booklets, videos, games, and more to the public to help educate people in cyberspace.

Sources: Net Cetera