Traveling can be in different forms. Either on land, air or sea, it is always mandatory to be safe at all times. Although another kind of traveling is now rampant and is continuously happening inside your own home. It’s journeying through the internet streets.
Unlike traveling outdoors wherein you have to go through a lot of twists and turns and is quite exhausting, traveling indoors by means of your internet connection can be a breeze. Perhaps this is the first time you would encounter this kind of experience or if not, probably your kids or younger siblings, whoever it is, there are certain precautions and safety tips especially for first timers traveling through the Internet.
Interacting with people via the Internet can be risky and dangerous. Indeed, a lot of Internet users, even experienced ones, get molested, abused or fooled just by hanging out for about 15 minutes, talking to a stranger. Others can even get robbed because they were too honest and trustful of their identity that they are giving it all out. If you are just new, you can pick up some ideas on how to avoid this kind of predicament.
The secret when dealing with strangers through the Internet and making sure that you are safe every step of the way is through proper communication and keen observation. How? Pay close attention:
When someone asks you things that are quite personal, like information about your real name or address, be alert. Never give out something as important as your home phone number, age, name of friends, and most especially, your family income. Not unless you know this person by heart, never spill out anything this valuable. You may put the lives of your family, friends and even yourself in danger.
If a certain company or a representative from a firm or agency tells you beautiful things on how to earn big, big bucks in just a couple of minutes or tells you that you can cultivate massive income in not less than a week, such an exaggeration can put you at risk. It can spell out catastrophe. Never give into their sweet words, that in the end, will entice you to give out something as important as your credit card number. This can turn out to be a scam and wipe out everything in your account. Before trusting anything, ask. Ask for the person’s or the company’s credibility, status and standing in the business that is being related and do some research about them.
Passwords are keys to another world and opens something personal or top secret. Never give this out nor share it even with your closest friends.
If you have met someone through online chatting, you have to be sure of the person’s identity and how far can he or she be trusted before meeting in person. Hope this doesn’t burst your bubble but there are syndicates roaming around the Internet waiting for their next victim so be very careful. If in doubt, you can ask someone to accompany you or meet somewhere public.
Treat the person whom you are talking to with respect even if the person’s not giving it back. Never try to send bad messages or use explicit or mean languages.
You have to be wary of strangers because not all have bad intentions. Others can be decent and are properly behaved. Just to be sure, always apply safety first when traveling through the Internet.