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Online Shopping Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Black Friday and Cyber-Monday mark unofficial start to the holiday shopping season. While many shoppers continue to make their way to department stores and outlet centres, more and more are turning to online retailers for deals and unique holiday gifts.

The level of convenience provided by online shopping, also provides cybercriminals with opportunities to steal your money and personal information. Fake invoices or shipping notifications and links to promotional deals or look-alike companies can disguise malicious attempts to get shoppers to click on links or open attachments that can infect computers and mobile devices with harmful viruses.

Protect yourself this holiday season by observing the following Online Shopping Safety Tips.

CP Week 2017 – Day 7: Digital Citizenship

The digital domain has changed how people of all ages perceive, interact with, and respond to the world around them.

Innovations in technology has provided children and youth with new opportunities for learning, both in and out of school. It has enabled students to connect with learning communities around the world. Social media has provided society with an immersive environment to connect and interact with each other.

Being a good digital citizen is more than knowing one’s way around the web. Crime Prevention Week 2017 concludes with reminding tech users of all ages of the importance of good digital citizenship.  Digital Citizenship Tip Sheet