e-safety



Helping you stay safe on the internet

Online security tips

Wireless Security – Wireless networks don’t stop at the walls of your home and can extend more than 300 feet from your wireless router, meaning others can access your network. If you have a wireless router make sure it’s secured, so that only authorised users can access your network.

Parental Controls – Unfortunately, web surfers can be targeted by pop-ups and emails from unsuitable websites. Blockers can be downloaded to reduce the threat but you can also purchase parental control software which filters emails, controls downloads and blocks unsuitable websites.

Personal Information– Giving out personal details should only be done on sites you are certain are secure. Generally pages that start with https:// are secure. Major bank, travel and shopping websites should be safe but if you’re still unsure about giving away details then it’s best not to.

Anti Virus - It is strongly recommended that you have anti-virus software installed on your computer. There are free anti-virus software programmes available on the Internet such as AVG free by Grisoft. This is very user friendly and includes an automatic update service.

Useful tips

There are certain measures you can take to ensure you and your family are safe when using the internet, such as by keeping personal information safe and setting up technical parental controls. Some computers and other digital technologies like games consoles and mobile phones have parental controls which will let you do things like:

  • Block selected websites and email addresses by adding them to a filter list.
  • Set time limits for use. 
  • Prevent your child from searching certain words.
  • Before you set rules you can check the equipment’s user manual or the manufacturers’ websites to see what controls you have access to.  If you are unable to set controls on your existing equipment, you may want to set up an account with the OpenDNS FamilyShield.

Click here to visit the UK Safer Internet Centre for more information and tips for staying safe online.

Software Downloads

AVG

Award winning FREE virus protection, perfect for PC's used for browsing the
web and social networking. Click here to download. 

McAfee Total 
Protection 

Effective protection against virus, online and network threats. Click here to purchase. 

Norton 360
Multi-Device Security
This software allows you to secure multiple devices with powerful online protection, with anti theft software available for android mobile devices. It also automatically updates your PC and allows you to host up to 25GB of data online via The Cloud. Sign up to Norton here
 Windows Update Windows Update is a service provided by Microsoft that provides updates for the Microsoft Windows operating system and its installed components, including Internet Explorer. Security updates or critical updates protect against vulnerabilities to malware and security exploits. Other updates correct errors that aren't related to security, or enhance functionality. Make sure your getting the regular updates your PC requires here

IWF Member

Our Commitment

JT are a member of the Internet Watch Foundation, through our membership we work closely with the IWF with a view to making the internet free of all child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere around the world. 

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