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How to Stay Safe on the Internet

posted May 2, 2014, 10:31 AM by Tremont Students

Tremont junior, Noe Rabayrol had to plan a community service project for his English IV inquiry paper,which is about social media networks. Along researching information on media networks, he came to the conclusion that the internet is not always the safest thing. So here is the informational article written by Noe:

How could we live without the Internet? That's how most of us keep in touch with friends, find homework support, research a cool place to visit, or find out about the latest new thing.

While completing my research for my English IV Inquiry Paper I have realized how dangerous the internet can be, and I want to share some easy tips to reduce these threats.

      ·  If you use Internet Explorer, some easy changes in your settings can protect you.

Time Required: 5 Minutes

Here's How:

  1. Click on Tools on the menu bar at the top of Internet Explorer
  2. Click on Internet Options from the Tools drop-down menu
  3. Then click on the Security tab
  4. Select the Internet zone.
  5. You can choose from MEDIUM which is most appropriate for the majority of Internet surfing. Otherwise select HIGH which is more restrictive and prohibit you from viewing some web sites that could be harmful.
  6. You can also click on the Custom Level button and alter individual settings, starting with one of the Default levels as a baseline and then changing specific settings.


      ·   If you use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, a way to prevent advertisements and cookies to pop up constantly is to add AdBlock to your web browser. Cookies, which are a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website, can be dangerous. Indeed some cookies –called tracking cookies- can act like viruses and collect information such as passwords or credit card numbers.