Keep yourself safe online

Hello everyone!

Our lives are becoming increasingly intertwined with the online world. We use the internet for everything from shopping and banking to socialising and entertainment. With this convenience, though, comes the need for vigilance. 

Although not everyone is as aware of this as they need to be, the fact is that we all need to be as safe online as possible. Even if you only spend a little amount of time online, it’s something that is going to prove crucial. In this post, I will show you a few essential techniques you should consider if you are trying to keep yourself safe in the online world. These are some of the simplest ways to ensure you are being as safe as possible online.

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Create good passwords

For anything you do online, any account you hold with a website, or anything else, you need to make sure that you are making it as hard as possible for anyone else to enter it. And the primary way you can do this is by having a strong password. If you are wondering how to create a strong password, there are a few things to remember. It should be long, have a combination of different types of characters, and not contain any phrases someone might guess you would use.

Watch what you click

Putting yourself at risk on the internet can be as simple as clicking on a link you shouldn’t have clicked on. That might take you to a phishing site where someone will try to steal your personal and private information, for instance. Or it might simply show you some content you would rather not see. You must practice mindful clicking to prevent potential danger and trauma. Always double-check a link before clicking on it, and be wary of links from strangers.

Use a VPN

More and more ordinary people are coming to appreciate the importance of using a VPN when they are online. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and it acts as a way to secure your personal information and keep yourself much more private online. Specifically, it works by hiding where you are connecting from, and that makes it harder to track you online. So it’s good for avoiding fraud as well as keeping advertising trackers away from you, amongst other benefits.

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Backup all your data

Your data is probably very important to you if you are like most people. Therefore you must back it up frequently, in case you lose it through some nefarious means. You never know when someone might steal your data or corrupt it. So having a second and third location where you can access it can be very useful. It is one of those vital actions you should always take.

Those are the main ways to ensure your safety online. As long as you have done those, you’ll find that you are much more secure whenever you are online. Stay vigilant and take control of your digital world!

Talk soon,



I'm a vegan with a passion for sustainability and clean, cruelty-free products. I mainly write lifestyle, wellness and self-care articles. Since I'm a true crime enthusiast, sometimes I also write about true crime and post videos on my two YouTube channels.

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