Being Safe Online

  • Accounts & Passwords

    Learn the basics of creating online accounts, including creating secure passwords and keeping accounts secure.

  • Addressing Your Digital Footprint

    Whether sending emails or shopping for a new car, we all leave a trail of data, or a digital footprint, every time we go online. And while we create a lot of that data, a lot more is created without us even knowing. It can be hard to know how much personal information is floating around the web—and even harder to know how it is being used. It can feel overwhelming, but understanding your digital footprint can increase your control of, and who has access to, your data!

  • Assessing Your Online Risk

    Many parts of daily life, from work to play, require being online. As with anything online, there’s always a chance personal information may fall into someone else’s hands. It can be scary to think about passwords being hacked, or having your identity stolen, but there are things you can do to protect your information. A risk assessment can help you decide what online information is valuable, how vulnerable it is, and how to protect it.
  • Avoiding Common Online Scams and Threats

    Online scams are frustrating and scary. They’re also common. If you haven’t fallen for a scam, you’ve probably seen one on your email, phone, or computer. Even tech-savvy users can be confused by online scams and fraud. Falling for a scam is embarrassing and can result in identity theft, computer viruses, and other headaches. But scams, even sophisticated ones, can be avoided. A few simple actions can reduce panic to keep you and your computer safe.
  • Creating Strong Passwords

    Passwords keep information on our computers, phones, and online accounts safe. But many people use weak passwords, which put their data at risk of being hacked—or seen by prying eyes. Even when no one is looking, easy-to-remember passwords, like a pet’s name or child’s birthday, are often easy to hack. Combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols are harder to guess, but they can also be harder to remember! Choosing and remembering strong passwords doesn’t have to be complicated. A few simple tips and tools can help keep your information private and secure.

  • Digital Media Literacy

    Learn how to interpret and evaluate information online, whether you’re reading an article, watching a video, or using social media.

  • Idaho Cybersecurity Awareness

    Protecting Idaho citizens’ privacy by safeguarding Idaho’s information, data, systems and infrastructure while establishing strong cybersecurity leadership, awareness and training, best practices, and partnerships.

  • Internet Privacy

    When we use the Internet, we are constantly sending and receiving information from various websites and individuals. We can take control of who is able to see that information, and how much information they can see. Internet privacy refers to the level of personal, private information we share. This course will help you understand more about privacy concerns.

  • Internet Safety

    This tutorial is designed to show the best practices for living in the digital age. It will teach you how to spot fake emails, internet browser safety, download safety, social media do’s and don’ts, protecting your mobile devices, how to create strong passwords, and safe use of public wi-fi.
  • Introduction to Internet Safety

  • Online Fraud and Scams

    Get an overview of scams and how to deal with them to help you be safer online.

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