Christmas is a delightful and much-awaited time of the year. Everyone waits for this time with excitement. There is no office overload at Christmas, so it’s time to relax with friends and family. Children are happy with their digital tools and toys. With the influx of numerous types of digital devices in market and online store, it brings joy along with highlighted safety and security concerns. You should beware in dealing with these especially during the Christmas holidays.
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For keeping your kids and household safe in this Christmas, there are following tips to keep in mind:
- Gaming world
In the recent time, many exciting consoles and games were launched like DS, Nintendo Switch or PS4. They have something relevant for everyone irrespective of the age bar.
You should ensure that your child is mature enough to join the online community and also monitor that the games they are playing appropriate or not. There should not be the nexus of ransomware or violence inflicted elements in the name of games.
It is advised that there should be some ground rules like fixing the time limit to spend online and a number of games beforehand.
There should be the time slot for each activity from playing physical to eating on proper time.
While in the bedroom at night, you should avoid using phone and internet because it can negatively affect your circadian rhythm. If there is a genuine concern, then you can allow them access to the phone.
It is advisable to not use the same password on more than one web platform. If the crooks obtain one password, then they will try this same password on all your other accounts.
Create your passwords as long and sophisticated as you can along with password manager that can bring with a unique password for each web-page automatically.
You should change the default passwords immediately whether in the home-surveillance system or other internet enabled camera. If you don’t alter it, then it will be easy for cyber criminals to hack in.
- Look out for modified ATMs while shopping outside
Crooks often glue fake parts around ATM for covertly taking your card data and PIN. If you look an ATM with any impertinent components,then highlight this to the bank and the cop.
- Look for Padlock in the URL while shopping online
A padlock in the URL bar which starts with “HTTPS”signifies that the website runs an encrypted or secured connection. These days all major websites use HTTPS but if you anytime face the website without padlock and asking for personal details then surely it is a fake website. These fake websites can ruin your Christmas festive.Finally, you should ensure that your computers placed at home are secure. Sophos Home permits you to protect up to Windows 10 and Mac computers from malware, ransomware, and more. You can have different settings for kids and adults for providing safety to them. The web filters permit you to block ads. It is an easy-to-use alternative which can take minutes to install and configure accordingly.
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