Safer Surfing Update
The goal of FBI-SOS is to promote cyber citizenship and help students learn about online safety while engaging in fun, interactive games. The program was designed to address current Internet safety threats while keeping each grade level's online usage and knowledge in mind. We hope that you find the program beneficial and that your students use the information to make themselves safer digital citizens.
Safer Surfing Update
If you have already installed Safer-Surf, and observe random intrusive online advertisements when surfing the Internet, follow this removal guide to eliminate Safe-Surf adware from your Internet browsers.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by safer-surf, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
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Additional Resources There are lots of other Web sites out there on safe surfing - from kid-friendly search engines to resources to help teach your child about safe surfing.
"We found that competitive surfing has a relatively low risk of injury -- 6.6 significant injuries per 1,000 hours of surfing - compared to other sports for which comparable data is available," says lead author Andrew Nathanson, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Rhode Island Hospital's Injury Prevention Center. "However, the risk of injury more than doubled when surfing in large waves or over an area with a hard bottom."
The sport of surfing has rapidly grown in popularity since the 1960's, but little is known about surfing injuries -- especially the relative frequency, mechanisms and risk factors. Nathanson and his research team collected injury data from 32 surfing contests worldwide, both professional and amateur. Documentation of every acute surfing injury sustained during competition was recorded, as well as wave size, mechanism of injury and treatment. "Significant" injuries were qualified as those that prevented the surfer from surfing for one or more days, resulted in a hospital visit, or required on-site suturing.
"The fact that cuts were found to be less common among surfers during a competition makes sense since it's a more controlled environment compared to a recreational surfing-type atmosphere. In competitions, there are a limited number of surfers in the water during each heat and the skill level is very high. On the other hand, recreational surfers are often trying to catch waves in a dense crowd of surfers of varying abilities," says Nathanson.
"It would come as little surprise to most surfers that the injury rate more than doubles when surfing in larger surf (overhead) compared to smaller waves, as the energy of waves increases as it grows in height. In addition, a sea floor with a sandy bottom is much more forgiving upon impact than one covered with reefs or rocks," says Nathanson.
The paper cites that establishing an injury rate for surfing is not just of academic or general interest, but also has implications for the insurance industry and for schools that may want to start a surfing team.
To reduce the risk of injury while surfing, Nathanson suggests good physical fitness, seeking local knowledge before paddling out to an unfamiliar break, and being realistic in terms of your ability level and the size of the waves.
Further research is needed to determine if an injury rate can be calculated for recreational surfers and to evaluate the effectiveness of modifications in surfing equipment on reducing the incidence of injury.
For our purposes, we are assuming Windows 10 Sandbox has been enabled through the Windows 10 Control Panel. The simplified virtual machine created by Windows 10 Sandbox can be used to test suspicious applications, links, and other questionable items in relative isolation from your primary computer and network. The Sandbox VM is deployed with Microsoft Edge, which makes it perfect for safer web surfing.
In the current business environment, malware is a constant threat to the security of your business networks. Blithely surfing websites with a production computer, even if it is a legitimate part of your daily job tasks, is asking for trouble. Clicking a hijacked link to what you believe to be a valid website found in a Google search can wreak havoc on your business and costs thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars.
While most businesses deploy firewalls and other protections, confining your web surfing inside a VM like Windows 10 Sandbox can offer yet another layer of security from malware and other malicious attempts to breach network security. Malware that inserts a Trojan Horse into Sandbox, for example, will disappear without consequence once you exit the VM.
Everyone in the water, whether you are surfing or snorkeling, needs to be cautious not to touch or stand on the coral. When you fall down (which happens to everyone) you will want to land as shallow as possible, not only to avoid injury, but to avoid damage to the reef. This is also why our instructors actually surf beside our students during our lessons, instead of standing in the ocean and just pushing them in, like some schools have been known to do! Keep your body and gear away from the coral, as this contact can hurt you and will damage the delicate coral animals. Even when you are on a sandy bottom, if its anywhere near the coral, its best to stay off the bottom because stirred-up sediment can settle on coral and smother it.
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When you use a password manager, the only password you need to remember is the master password that locks the password manager itself. When unlocked, the password manager logs you into your online accounts automatically. That not only helps keep you safer but also increases your efficiency and productivity. You no longer spend time typing your logins or dealing with the time-consuming frustration of resetting a forgotten password.
Keep online friendships in the virtual world. Meeting online friends face to face carries more risks than other types of friendships because it's so easy for people to pretend to be something they're not when you can't see them or talk in person. It's safer to video message with someone first, but even that can carry some risks. Check with a parent that this is a safe thing for you to be doing. They may want to meet some of your contacts or sit in on a conversation before they allow you to do this by yourself.
If you don't recognize the sender of a document or file that needs to be downloaded, delete it without opening it to avoid getting a virus on your device. Virus protection software is a must for every computer and should be updated regularly. You also can buy software that helps rid your computer of unwanted spyware programs that report what your computer is doing. Some service providers make software available to protect you from these and other online annoyances, such as blockers for those in-your-face pop-up ads.
The vast majority of risks you face when you go surfing can be substantially reduced, if not eliminated entirely, by a combination of awareness, basic fitness, and proper surfing equipment. There are various dangerous mistakes commonly made by beginner surfers; avoid making them yourself, and help make the line-up a safer place for everyone, by following these essential surf safety tips.
Collisions with other surfers are an occupational hazard; they are best avoided by employing common sense, not surfing at intensely crowded beaches, and following proper surf etiquette. Going surfing without at least a basic understanding of surf etiquette is irresponsible, and will put other surfers as well yourself in danger.
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Most Web surfing is done through browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. While these browsers are updated regularly, our use of the Web has evolved to the point where we now do many things online, such as shopping and banking. For that reason, there are a number of potential risks that come with using the Web.
Browsers makers are always pushing out updates, but to make sure you get it, you should do a manual check. In all three browsers, go into their Menu and select Help or About. That forces a version check and then asks for a restart.