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PROTECT YOURSELF ON THE INTERNET
The LCSD1 Department of Technology has identified important resources to protect the identity of you and your family. Remember, your identity in your most important asset, so it is your responsibility to protect it. Please note that inclusion on this page does not constitute an endorsement, expressed or implied, by LCSD1.

CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS

9 months ago

Tips for Online Safety


Ask your kids to think about who they want to see pictures/info online.

Should complete strangers see it? Real friends only? Friends of friends?

Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities

Ask where they're going, what they're doing and who they're doing it with.

Stick with your real friends

Connecting with friends online can be a lot of fun—but when you don’t know someone in the real world, you can’t be sure who they are.

Consider if what you post is appropriate

Posting a picture only takes a second but the consequences could last a lifetime with social media.

Don’t open files or click on links sent by strangers

Opening an email or a file from someone you don't know could expose your device to spyware or a virus that could get your personal info.

Sexting - Don't Do It

People who create, forward, or even save sexually explicit photos, videos, or messages are putting their friendships and reputations at risk. Worse yet, they could be breaking the law.

PHISHING
Phishing is an attempt by an individual or group to solicit personal information from unsuspecting users by employing social engineering techniques. Phishing emails are crafted to appear as if they have been sent from a legitimate organization or known individual. These emails often attempt to entice users to click on a link that will take the user to a fraudulent website that appears legitimate. The user then may be asked to provide personal information, such as account usernames and passwords, that can further expose them to future compromises. Additionally, these fraudulent websites may contain malicious code.

If you or your family has been the victim of this type of attack at home, contact law enforcement. If you have been the victim of this type of attack with an LCSD1 account, contact the service desk at servicedesk@laramie1.org or call 307-771-2242 during normal business hours.