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CANFIELD POLICE

Internet Safety

Protecting your Privacy

Protecting your privacy online and knowing what to do if you or someone you know is dealing with online abuse or harassment includes understanding

  • Sharing Information
  • Secure Connected Devices
  • Online Abuse and Harassment

When you do anything online, you leave a trail.
Learn how online tracking works and what you can do about it.

Kids Online

When your children begin socializing online, you may want to talk to them about certain risks:

  • Inappropriate Conduct: The online world can feel anonymous. Kids sometimes forget that they are still accountable for their actions.
  • Inappropriate Contact: Some people online have bad intentions, including bullies, predators, hackers, and scammers.
  • Inappropriate Content: You may be concerned that your kids could find pornography, violence, or hate speech online.

What parents need to know about talking to your kids
about being online according to the FTC and Net Certera.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is when someone uses your personal or financial information without your permission. They might steal your name and address, credit card, or bank account numbers, Social Security number, or medical insurance account numbers. And they could use them to:

  • Buy Things
  • Get New Credit Cards
  • Open Accounts Under You
  • Steal Tax Refunds
  • Use Your Health Insurance
  • Pretend To Be You

You can learn how to make protecting yourself
from identity thieves part of your daily routine.


Chatting With Kids About Being Online