3 Things to Tell Your Kids About Internet Safety


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  – The security of your computer can affect the safety of your online experience — and that of your children.

This is why Victory State Bank, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank, is urging that you to talk to your children about things they can do to help protect your computer and your family’s personal information.

The bank says you can begin the discussion with these tips from the Federal Trade Commission, which advises parents to speak to their kids about:


1)       Protecting their personal information.

Social Security numbers, account numbers, and passwords are examples of information to keep private.


2)       Watching out for "free" stuff.

Free games, ring tones, or other downloads can hide malware. Tell your kids not to download anything unless they trust the source and they've scanned it with security software.


3)       Using strong email passwords and protect them.

The longer the password, the harder it is to crack. Personal information, your login name, common words, or adjacent keys on the keyboard are not safe passwords. Kids can protect their passwords by not sharing them with anyone, including their friends.



About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.VictoryStateBank.com.


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