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Make the most of internet access while staying safe online

Bowling Green, Kentucky (February 29, 2024) - With internet connectivity comes many privileges. Broadband provides many practical benefits, such access to remote work, online education, and telehealth. The virtual world that we live in also makes it abundantly easier for us to interact with others online, order trendy clothes or home essentials, and even plan our dream vacation with just the click of a button.

With all the incentives our beloved internet provides, we must also keep safety in mind. Taking some simple steps to protect yourself online can help ensure that you are getting the most out of your online experience. Below are five internet safety practices you can implement today:

1. Be mindful of what you send and receive via email, text, or in apps. Never send explicit images, and be careful when opening images or documents from unknown senders.

2. Never publicly share information that discloses your whereabouts (i.e., address, if you are out of town).

3. Use caution when shopping online. Make sure that you are ordering from a trustworthy source before putting in your credit card information.

4. Never share account passwords with anyone, even people you know.

5. Do not download unfamiliar documents or files onto your devices. These could carry viruses.

Being on guard against unsafe situations online is vital to closing the Digital Divide. Adhering to basic precautions not only protects users, it can also help minimize the number of online predators. It is important to stay informed about ways that you can maintain safe practices, especially as technology continues to advance.

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