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Safer Internet Day: Google Has Security Tips for You.

To celebrate Safer Internet Day, Google, in collaboration with the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has organized an interactive programme for over 150 students from 10 public schools and five private schools across the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja. According to Google’s Policy & Government Relations Manager, Titi Akinsanmi:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]‘’This year’s event, themed ’Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’, reflects our aim to train and inform active internet users in Nigeria about the dangers of online technologies and how users can keep themselves safe online

‘’Protecting online users is one of our top priorities this year, which is why we are partnering with necessary stakeholders to talk about simple steps that can be taken to help people stay safe and secure while surfing the web whether on a personal computer, tablet or smartphone,” she says.[/perfectpullquote]

Today, on Safer Internet Day, Google urges users to check out the Safety Centre site, which contains information about the web – including tools from Google to help keep you and your family safe online. Some of the security steps include;

 

  • Using a long, unique password made up of numbers, letters, and symbols on all devices and accounts.
  • Not sending passwords via email.
  • Setting up password recovery options and keeping them up-to-date.
  • Avoiding scams – don’t reply if you see a suspicious email.
  • Reporting and flagging content that is abusive or illegal.
  • 2-step Verification – Enabling 2-step verification after creating a password for your Google Account and other accounts that allow 2-factor authentication.
  • Incognito mode in Chrome – Incognito mode allows you to access web pages and files without any record in your browsing or download history, letting you browse the web in private.
  • Google Account Settings – On your Account settings page, you can see services and information associated with your Google Account and change your security and privacy settings.

It is also worthy to note that Google has enabled this training not only in Abuja but also in all the state of the federation.

 

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    9 comments on “Safer Internet Day: Google Has Security Tips for You.

    1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, GOOGLE IS AT IT AGAIN. I’VE BEEN SAYING IT THAT THE FOCUS OF TECH GIANTS ON THE NIGERIAN POPULACE/MARKET IS A LONG TERM GAME PLAN.
      AS I WILL ALWAYS SAY CONCERNING GOOGLE, GOOGLE, MAKING LIFE EASIER 0000 AD…

    2. This sounds interesting and great too.

    3. michael says:

      this is good=>visit http://alphatekng.com for mind blowing tech gist and free browsing tips

    4. Kaybang says:

      “GOOGLE… AS I WILL ALWAYS SAY CONCERNING GOOGLE, GOOGLE, MAKING LIFE EASIER 0000 AD… GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE GOOGLE…”
      Fanatic

    5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, THERE’S NO REASON WHY I SHOULDN’T BE A GOOGLE FANATIC WHEN GOOGLE HAS BEEN MAKING LIFE EASIER SINCE 0000 AD…

    6. pwilliams says:

      I am a big Google fan…..just that am a bit scared about the quantity of information they really keep about us

    7. It’s that 2 factor authentication that I really need to go set up, these online thieves are not smiling at all

    8. pat says:

      If a celebrity can sing and hail yahoo boys then i dont know again lol,…its a very good innovation but i recently saw a nice post on uhmm cant remember now but i think http://www.crystalhills.org or http://www.technology.ng you guys you check out.. Google is at it again…

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