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With phishing scams on the rise, InfoWest’s experts share tips to keep your family safe online this summer – St George News

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With phishing scams on the rise, InfoWest’s experts share tips to keep your family safe online this summer – St George News

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CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes extra screen time for family members of all ages. Staying safe online starts with openly discussing the hazards that come with using the internet and modeling healthy browsing behavior.   

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“As much as we’d like to think we could protect our kids 100% of the time, the reality is we can’t,” said Catherine Larson, director of marketing for InfoWest. “Take the time to remind family members of the risks of being online.”

The “Internet People” at InfoWest have kept Southern Utah connected and protected since 1994. With that in mind, they’re offering some tips for every member of the household to have a safer internet experience. 

Use security and privacy tools

New devices usually include security and privacy tools to help keep users safe online, but people often forget to set them up or use them. Taking the time to enable, configure and encourage continued use of these tools is half the battle. If you have a new device and need help setting it up, reach out to InfoWest’s support team. 

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