Thursday, March 30, 2006

Muckster -- Internet Safety

Becky asked me to share some tips for internet safety to help avoid identity theft.

This is a public website. Anybody can access it and learn quite a bit about any of us. So please make it harder for them:

- No phone numbers.
- No addresses.
- No names of schools, hospitals, places of employment, etc.
- Not too many details about what you bought or where.
- I’d stay away from specific information, like ages or middle names.
- And, in general, just keep in mind that anybody can be eavesdropping on our conversations.

Don’t be paranoid, just be aware and play safe. This is especially true for the grandkids’ blog – it’d be a good idea to check on it once in a while and to remind them to use regular old email if they need to share a phone number, address, email address, or any other identifying information.

Thanks.

1 comment:

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I agree with E. It's amazing what kind of info people put on their blogs, especially kids.
Jenny