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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR DATA

Ultimately, protecting your data is about protecting yourself and your children.

 

Our commitment to protecting your data encompasses the increasing presence many of us have online also. To this extent Weybridge Rowing Club have adopted the British Rowing's Safeguarding Handbook 4 - Safety in the digital world [PDF].

There are of course also things you can do to protect your data, so here is a 'Top 10' list of tips for staying safe online: 

  1. Create strong, unique passwords

  2. Keep your anti-virus and other software/apps updated

  3. Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)

  4. Use a secure network connection

  5. Keep your privacy settings on

  6. Keep personal information personal - avoid over-sharing

  7. Make online purchases via secure sites

  8. Be careful who you meet online

  9. Click smart - avoid spam emails, "free" ads and other 'clickbait'

  10. Be careful what you download and be alert to the latest scams – get Which? Scam Alerts or try Citizens Advice online scam helper

More useful resources:

THERE'S A TIME AND A PLACE...

...and there's a bit.ly/WEYToUnplugNPlay 

Social media is a great tool for sharing your news, views or photos with friends, family and others. However, it does not and should not replace real conversation, or interfere with your training. Therefore we ask that unless you are using your smartphone as a tool for water safety* or as your 'stroke-coach' (rowing app) that you leave your phone locked away, please.

*e.g. when out in a single on your own, or as a steer; remembering to use a waterproof case!

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE – KNOW THE RISKS

WEY look out for each other also in combatting cyber-bullying and some of the other, often hidden negative effects of social media: 

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