UCSC Information Technology Services (ITS) offers the following Internet safety resources in response to the U.S. Senate designating June 2007 as National Internet Safety Month.
- OnGuardOnline.gov: Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
- StaySafeOnline.org: Simple steps, practices, and resources consumers can use to learn the basics on how to better secure their home computer from cyber threats.
- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's "Don't Believe the Type" web site focuses on understanding dangers on the Internet and simple rules to avoid them: http://tcs.cybertipline.com
(Note: Although the site is aimed at teenagers, the information and advice generally applies to people of all ages.)
- The Federal Trade Commission's "Deter-Detect-Defend" web site on identity theft: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft
- ITS also has a wide range of largely nontechnical computer security awareness information available online at: http://its.ucsc.edu/service_catalog/security/security_awareness
For questions regarding Internet safety or other IT related issues, contact the ITS Support Center at (831) 459-4357.