CJ 104 Crime of the Week

CHRISTMAS COMPUTERS
New computers can be fun but is it important to remember Internet Safety. Parents should know some basic practices to protect their children from these educational tools, especially if their children are going online. The following tips for parents:

  • Ensure your computer is placed in a common area that can be viewed by parents
  • If a photograph is being sent over the Internet, parents must be informed
  • Install virus and spyware software on the computer and scan daily not only for updates but also to see if the home computer has been infected
  • Never permit your children to share information about themselves or family over the Internet, especially chat lines and social network sites
  • Instruct the children to never open e-mails if the sender is a stranger and particularly attachments from unknown sources
  • Parents should monitor their children's Internet use, use discretion and intervene when necessary

COLD WEATHER PEOPLE ALERT
With cold weather, the public is encouraged to keep an eye on their friends and neighbors.  Some, particularly the elderly, may be experiencing financial difficulty in purchasing furnace oil, wood and propane to keep them warm. If you feel something does not appear normal, they may need your assistance and you should contact proper authorities who will investigate. You may be the person who saved their life.

REMEMBER:  DO NOT TEXT OR USE YOUR CELLPHONE OR ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHEN DRIVING

The Crime Stoppers New Brunswick Crime of the Week is brought to you by Canadian Tire in Woodstock.