Do your part to make the
Internet safer for everyone.
When you cross the street, you look both ways to make sure it’s safe. Staying safe on the Internet is similar. It takes some common sense steps.

STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family’s.

CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

Protect yourself and help keep the web a safer place for everyone.

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) led the development of the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign. Today hundreds of global and local businesses, as well as national governments and national-scope NGOs are supporting the campaign to bring its cybersecurity messages to the world - and reinforce them for global resonance and user retention. Contact to join.


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Dedicated to Upgrading Users Worldwide

96% percent of Americans feel a personal responsibility to be safer and more secure online.
General Tips
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Tips for On The Go
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It's easy to get involved with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Free resources are here for everyone to use.

When banking and shopping, check to be sure the sites is security enabled. Look for web addresses with “https://” or “shttp://”, which means the site takes extra measures to help secure your information. “Http://” is not secure.

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