Your safety and security online is very important - for lots of reasons - learn some tips here
- Your information is going to the place you think it is.
- The information will not be misused by people you don't want to give it to.
- Your payment is safe.
- It's especially when you are giving financial and personal information online that your information is safe.
When you are using or buying something from a website, it needs to know You are who you say you are - and not someone pretending to be you.
Learn how a website asks you for your information.
Recognise how they put checks in place to ensure they are dealing with YOU and not someone else, or worse, a machine!
Trust is the key word which controls whether you 'do business with a website.
When you register with a website, you'll need to agree what to expect - the website will ask you to agree its Terms and Conditions. You also want to know what the website does with your personal information - so you can can check its 'Privacy' policy.
A verification code a simple but effective way that a website uses to check you are who you say you are.
The website sends a message (usually a number) personally to you and ask you to tell them what they have sent you.