June is National Internet Safety Month

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.