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Public Awareness

Safety for children :

  • Don’t allow any stranger in your home, when your parents are not there.
  • When you are alone at home and someone knocks the door, don’t try to open the door immediately or go out. Ask the visitor to contact your parents through phone.
  • Remember at least 3 phone no. of your neighbourhood whom you can call in an emergency.
  • Stay away from strangers. Don’t try to make new friends. Remember that kidnapers don't look different; they behave like a normal human being.
  • Don’t accept gifts or chocolate from unknown persons. Avoid making new friends as they can cause harm.
  • If you are lost at a market place, park or some other public place. Instead of searching your parents yourself ask for the help of a police personal. Police will help you.
  • Always inform your parents wherever you are going, with who you are going, when you will be back, etc. If you think you will get late, immediately inform your parents so that they don't worry for you.
  • Inform your parents if you are not travelling on your school-bus or with your daily friend.
  • Don't get close of a car, when someone calls you there. May be their intention is not good for you.
  • Don't go near to any unidentified things, don't touch them. These could be bombs. Inform police about them.
  • Avoid using porn books, videos or even the people who discuss them.

Safety for women :

  • Be positive, confident and stay alert.
  • Choose safe/well recognised place/mall for shopping. Avoid lonely places.
  • Keep distance with unknown people. Don’t try to make them friends. They can be criminals or kidnappers.
  • Don't go to unknown places or stay there during night.
  • Always select the reputed beauty parlour. Make sure that it is safe and secure with your privacy.
  • Always carry your mobile phone, so that you can call police or family member when you are in trouble.
  • Do not share plans for your journey with your friends.
  • Choose a safe vehicle for journey.
  • Don't open your identity on phone when your are travelling.
  • Select a reputed hotel for staying. Don't go for hotels at deserted area.
  • Investigate the room before use.
  • Always close the door. Use safety latch also.
  • Use peephole before open the door. Don’t allow to enter unknown person.

Senior Citizen Safety :

  • Generally, senior citizens face problem with the known people like servant, guard, driver etc. So be alert with them.
  • Before keeping a helping-hand at home try to get information about him like name, permanent address etc. Also verify the same with your local police station.
  • Never discuss about your property, bank saving account in front of servant or unknown person.
  • Do not leave your servant alone at home.
  • Do not allow servant’s relatives or friend at your home.
  • Behave gently with your driver, guard and servant.
  • Keep your valuable items at bank vaults/lockers.
  • Install latest safety instruments like door alarm, electronic eye bell, etc. at home.
  • Use peephole at your main entrance. Identify the person before allowing him or her in your house.
  • Keep your keys in a safe place. Don’t keep it in open place.
  • When you call somebody for maintenance work, first check his identify.
  • Use phone book to remember phone nos.
  • Inform your neighbours about your guests.

Vehicle Safety :

  • Keep your vehicle in the parking place.
  • Avoid parking next to large vehicles or any objects.
  • Use parking lock during parking.
  • Close window glasses at the time of parking.
  • Keep important document and valuables with you.
  • Never leave your child alone inside the car and don’t give him/her the remote control when he/she is alone inside.
  • Purchase vehicle spares from authorized shops only.
  • Check tyre air pressure time to time.
  • Follow traffic rules.
  • Keep renewing your vehicle insurance and keep one of copies with your vehicle.

Mobile Safety :

  • Keep your mobile phone device with you. Do not leave it anywhere.
  • Read the manufacturer's instructions carefully and follow "HOW TO SET" instructions for your phone.
  • Write the 15 digit IMEI no. at a diary. In case your mobile phone is lost, this IMEI no will be asked at police station and will be needed to track the phone.
  • Activate automatic keypad locking system on your mobile which can be unlocked using password. This way unnecessary key pressings can be avoided.
  • If you have lost your mobile phone, lodge complaint at your nearest police station.
  • Use mobile tracking feature to find your lost mobile set. You need to set 2 mobile no. also. In this feature - whenever someone inserts the new SIM card to your lost mobile set, this feature will send SMS to those mobile nos.
  • Close the applications (camera, audio/video player) and connections (Bluetooth, infrared, Wi-Fi) when you don't need them.
  • When you sell your mobile set to somebody, ensure to erase all your personal records.
  • Keep regular back-up of your mobile set

Wireless Safety :

  • If you are using a wireless network like Broadband or other Wi-Fi devices then-
  • Change Default Administrator Usernames and Passwords: The default username and password provided by the manufacturers must be change after first login for security.
  • Change the Default SSID: Access points and routers all use a network name called the SSID and Manufacturers normally ship their products with the same SSID. So Change that default SSID provided by the manufacturers immediately when configuring wireless security on your network. This is for your own security.
  • Disable SSID Broadcast: The SSID is a unique name to identify the ADSL Modem in the wireless LAN. Wireless clients associating to the ADSL Modem must have the same SSID. Select No to hide the SSID such that a station cannot obtain the SSID through passive scanning. Select yes to make the SSID visible so a station can obtain the SSID through passive scanning.
  • Turn on (Compatible) WPA / WEP Encryption: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a wireless standard created to improve the security features of the earlier Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP). WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encrypts data frames before transmitting over the wireless network. Select enable to protect all wireless computers to communicate with the access points without any data encryption.
  • Enable MAC Address Filtering: MAC addresses associated with the wireless stations access to the ADSL Modem. Use the drop down list box to enable or disable MAC address filtering.
  • Do Not Auto-Connect to Open Wi-Fi Networks: Connecting to an open Wi-Fi network such as a free wireless hotspot or your neighbour’s router exposes your computer to security risks. Although not normally enabled, most computers have a setting available allowing these connections to happen automatically without notifying you (the user). This setting should not be enabled except in temporary situations.
  • Assign Static IP Addresses to Devices: Turn off DHCP on the router or access point, set a fixed IP address range instead, then configure each connected device to match. Use a private IP address range (like 10.0.0.x) to prevent computers from being directly reached from the Internet.
  • Enable Firewalls on Each Computer and the Router: Modern network routers contain built-in firewall capability, but the option also exists to disable them. Ensure that your router's firewall is turned on.
  • Position the Router or Access Point Safely: Try to position access point or router at the centre of the home rather than near windows to minimize leakage.
  • Turn off the Network during Extended Periods of Non-Use.

Internet safety tips for children :

  • Do not give out personal information such as your address, mobile number, parents’ work address / telephone number, credit card, debit card, internet bank account or the name and location of your school without your parents’ permission.
  • Tell your parents right away if you come across any information that makes you feel uncomfortable. It is not your fault if you get a message like that.
  • Do not send your photograph to any one on the Net without initially checking with the parent or guardian.
  • Do not respond to messages via email, SMS or bulletin board items that are dirty, threatening or mean.
  • Never agree to meet someone you ‘met’ online without first checking with your parents. If your parents agree to the meeting, make sure that it is in a public place and take your mother or father along.
  • Talk with your parents so that you can set up rules for going online. Decide upon the time of day that you can be online, the length of time you can be online and appropriate sites for you to visit. Do not access other areas or break these rules.
  • Do not give out your Internet password (email, bank account, face book, twitter, orkut) to anyone (even your best friend) other than your parents.

Internet safety tips for parents :

  • Think of the Internet as a real place. As your child grows, he or she will go more places and do more things independently. The Internet is another one of those places. It is reasonable for you to know where your child is going on the Internet and who he or she is hanging out with on the Internet.
  • Keep the computer in a place where you can easily guide your child as he or she uses the Internet.
  • Set clear rules and reasonable guidelines for Internet use. Make sure everyone in the family knows the rules and keep them written down near the computer.
  • Remind your child not to share personal information, digital pictures, or credit card information online without your permission.
  • Keep a log of the web sites to which you and your child have given personal information. The log should include the site name, the address, the date you gave the information, and the user name and password you used for that web site.
  • Remember the saying "everything you read is not true". Anyone can develop a web site and may include incorrect information on their site. Be very careful about trusting the information you read online make sure it is from a reliable source.
  • People may pretend to be different than they really are in the anonymous online world. If you decide to arrange a meeting with someone you or your child has had contact with online, take every precaution.
  • Don’t open e-mails, files, or web pages sent to you from people you do not know. Often, viruses are transmitted through these attachments and may damage your computer files if opened.
  • If you become worried that your child or another child is in danger, don’t hesitate to contact the authorities, such as your local police department.
  • Use the Internet with your child. Encourage your child to show you what he or she knows what to do online, whether it’s surfing sites, downloading music files, entering chat rooms, instant messaging friends, or developing a website.

Password Security :

  • Use at least eight characters.
  • Mix alphabets with special character and numbers. eg. ILsP@#2.
  • Do not share it with anyone.

Social Networking Sites :

  • Add friends only whom you know.
  • Log out of Face book after using a public / someone else's computer.
  • Don’t disclose any personal information for public viewing.

Credit / Debit Card :

  • Don't share credit/debit card with anyone.
  • Don't disclose the CVV number with anyone.
  • Avoid using credit / debit card at cyber cafe and small shops.
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