Enjoy your new connected devices this Christmas

Mobile devices, game consoles and wearables make great presents … … are you buying one this Christmas?

Posted on 5 December 2017
In all the excitement, it can be easy to forget to make sure your new devices are set up and used safely and securely.  We’re working with Get Safe Online to bring you some expert, practical tips to help.
  • download an internet security app on mobile devices
  • download app updates when prompted
  • update operating systems when prompted
  • only download apps only from official sources
  • protect all mobile devices with a PIN or password
  • change factory-set passwords
  • back up all your devices regularly
  • never leave mobile devices or wearables unattended in vehicles, cafés, the gym or other public places
  • keep phones, tablets and wearables protected when out and about in crowded areas
If the device is for a child or young person:-
  • sit down and speak to them about safe and responsible use of the internet, including what they say and who they communicate with
  • consider using a respected parental control app to block unsuitable content
  • make sure that bills aren’t being run up for in-game purchases
For more information, visit www.getsafeonline.org/christmasdevices

 

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