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Safety Tips for Mobile Devices – STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

StopSTOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ is the global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. To achieve this STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ offers a broad range of tips and advice in several languages (English, Spanish, French, Protuguese, Japanese). There are also handy and attractive videos, guides and posters on internet security available.


For mobile devices STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ also offers safety tips which are (in a short version):

Keep a Clean Machine.

  • Keep security software current
  • Protect all devices that connect to the Internet

Protect Your Personal Information.

  • Secure your phone
  • Think before you app
  • Only give your mobile number out to people you know and trust
  • Learn how to disable the geotagging feature on your phone

Connect With Care.

  • Get savvy about Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Protect your $$
  • When in doubt, don’t respond

Be Web Wise.

  • Stay current. Keep pace with new ways to stay safe online
  • Know how to cell block others
  • Use caution when meeting face-to-face with someone who you only “know” through text messaging

Be a Good Online Citizen.

  • Safer for me and more secure for all
  • Text to others only as you would have them text to you
  • Only give your mobile number out to people you know and trust
  • Get permission before taking pictures or videos of others with your phone

Click here for the full article or download a pdf-version here.


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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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