Jackie here, with AllClear ID. June is National Internet Safety Month. As this month wraps up, take the opportunity to evaluate your computer practices for safety and to help others learn to safeguard themselves. In a digitally connected world, we are all responsible for protecting each other. A safer internet benefits everyone.

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has a few tips that will help keep you and your family safe online during National Internet Safety Month and beyond. They encourage all internet users to follow these three simple steps when using the internet:

“STOP: Before using the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, your kids’ safety or that of your family.

CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you’ve taken the right steps to safeguard yourself, your family and your computer.”

You can learn more about connecting online safely by visiting the Stop. Think. Connect.™ homepage, created by the NCSA, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the Department of Homeland Security.

What are you waiting for? Ninety percent of Americans say they want to learn more about staying safe online. This month is a great time to make the commitment and better protect yourself and your family online. Once you learn more, share what you know and help others. Head over to StopThinkConnect.org today and spread the word that June is National Internet Safety Month.