It's never too late to enjoy internet safely.

Age should not be an obstacle for enjoying all the benefits of the internet. Overcome your worries about security on the net with these useful tips.

Useful tips to be safe online

Tip 1

Avoid scams in emails.

Be careful with the files or links you open. Check suspicious files before opening them. If the sender of that file is unknown or you think it may be fraudulent, do not open the file or simply delete it.

Avoid scams in emails.

Tip 2

Buy online.

To know if an information is real or a web page is reliable, it is important to take into account some aspects. When buying products or services, be careful with the type of pages from you do it.

Finally, run an antivirus scan on all connected devices. Take steps to secure any accounts you have in the Cloud as well as these may also contain your personal data.
It’s a good idea to let friends, family and others in your contacts list know you’ve been hacked so they can check whether they have been targeted too.
Buy online.

Tip 3

Computer viruses.

Keep viruses away from your computer, tablet or mobile in a much simpler way than you think, and surf the net safely! How?

There are a number of free antivirus software products available which can: Remove viruses from infected devices Block viruses and malware Run regular scans on your device
Utiliza plataformas de confianza para descargar aplicaciones, preferiblemente desde tu propio App Store o Play Store.
Computer viruses.

Tip 4

Use a secure password

Prevent third parties from accessing your account with a secure password which only you know.

  • Create a secure password with a minimum of 8 characters. A secure password contains uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols. You can use a long sentence as a password and take the first letter of each word in the sentence.
  • Do not share your password with other people or store your password near your computer.
  • Password managers help you protect the passwords you use on sites and apps, but also keep a record of them.
Use a secure password

Tip 5

The unwanted content.

 If you want to limit access to explicit content in your search results, there are tools at your disposal that allow you to take some measures. How you can do this?

Enable secure search filters on search engines. To do this, follow the steps indicated by your search engine:

The unwanted content.

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Find out what these words mean

It is how applications are known. You can download them on your computer, tablet or mobile and the features are very diverse. For example, there are App’s to access Social Media, others to listen to music, to exercise…

A program that you install on your computer, tablet or mobile to prevent viruses from entering it. The emails or the files you open can contain viruses. Furthermore, it prevents people from accessing your personal documents from outside. That’s why it’s very important that your computer has a good antivirus.

A program that allows you to enter the Internet and access web pages. Currently, the most used are Internet Explorer (for Windows), Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari (in the case of Mac).

It is the action by which you access a certain program using a personal profile. For example, you must log in to access your Social Media, read your email, access your online banking…

Is an acronym that appears before the name of a webpage. It is important that it be written ‘https’ instead of ‘http’, because the extra ‘s’ indicates that the web has all the licenses that make it safe to browse the web. For instance:

The code you use to log in any application or program. For example, to read your email, Gmail will ask you to write your email and password.

It means that another person, fraudulently, uses your personal or banking details, pretending to be you. That’s why it’s important to have strong passwords, so they cannot guess them.


Operating System (OS): The platform that our computer uses to benefit from all its features. The most common are Windows, Mac and Linux.