Tip - How do I manage personal information online?
As you become more confident in using the web, and start exploring things like online shopping or social media, you'll find that you need to share a range of personal information, such as your name, email address and credit card details, in order to access some information and services.
This personal data is very valuable, so just as you keep your personal documents safe at home or in your wallet, you also need to look after your personal information online.
Refer to our Tip - How do I manage personal information online?
Tip - How to factory reset your browser
If your home page keeps changing back to another page, this might be a sign that your computer is infected with a virus. After you have updated your computer with the latest antivirus software, restore your browser home page.
Refer to our Tip - How to reset your browser
Tip - Know your file types
Some types of files are more dangerous to download than others. The first step to protecting yourself from dangerous files is learning to recognise what it is you are actually downloading. The name and file extension can tell you a lot about a file.
Refer to our Tip - Know your file types
Tip - Tips to protect your privacy
The more you know about your rights, the easier it will be for you to exercise them.
Refer to our Tips to protect your privacy
Tip - Turning off peer to peer software
Peer to peer file sharing programs are designed to run in the background, constantly sharing files with other users online. The program may be using resources and bandwidth without your knowledge. Although there are some legitimate uses for peer to peer sharing, usually it is not a service you will need running all the time.
Refer to our Tip - Turning off peer to peer software
Tip - BitTorrent clients and peer to peer file sharing
BitTorrent clients such Utorrent that allow you to download files shared as "torrents". Although making use of BitTorrent programs can be legitimate, there are some risks
Refer to our Tip - BitTorrent clients and file sharing
Tip - Ransomware and fake email
Ransomware is a type of malware that makes your data such as documents and photos unavailable. Usually by scrambling (encrypting) the data so it is unusable. Then, offering to unscramble the data if you pay the ransom. Data recovery is not guaranteed after paying ransom.
Refer to our Tip - Ransomware and fake email
Tip - How to check your WiFi security
To accompany our previous tip, guideline to protect your Wi-Fi network, we have created a tip on how to check your WiFi security.
Refer to our Tip - How to check your WiFi security
Tip - Guideline to protect your Wi-Fi network
A wireless network (Wi-Fi) is a great way to be anywhere in your Kindergarten and connect your internet service. But it-s important to be aware when your wireless network is open to unauthorized use.
Just like the security lock on the kindergarten front door, the Wi-Fi network should be protected using a strong password. This is to prevent unauthorised access to your network and in turn, into to your confidential or personal files on computers or on a shared drive.
If the Wi-Fi connection is left open without password, anyone can connect to your Wi-Fi and access your data or degrade your connection speeds (refer to tip #3 for how to check).
Refer to our Tip - Guideline to protect your Wi-Fi network
Important information for all Victorian kindergarten staff:
At a glance these sites appear legitimate but attempting to use the services will lead to downloading the CryptoWall virus.
Click here for...Tip - Scam email & fake websites
Picture Manager is included in Microsoft Office Suite and can manage, edit, share and view your pictures from where you store them on your computer.
In the following video tutorials you will learn how to open Picture Manager to view your pictures and use the editing tools to adjust:- brightness and contrast
- red-eye removal
- resize your picture
Click here for...Tip - Photo editing with Picture Manager (video tutorials)
In this tip you will learn how to...1. Download our template -Vic modern cursive script with dotted lines
2. Save the document to your computer
3. Edit the text to create new words
4. Create new WordArt and format the text to have dotted lines
-Phishing scams- or -spam- emails are designed to obtain sensitive information for malicious purposes.
Find out what to look for and best practice to keep your computer and information safe.
Find out more...Tip - Phishing scams
Community based Kindergartens are eligible for free Web Publishing through the Kindergarten IT Program.
We offer Wordpress CMS website builder. It-s easy to use, you can choose a theme, add a banner image, change the colours, create & customise pages!
Find out how...Tip - Create a website in Wordpress
We have loads of useful IT Tips & resources on our website.
Can't find what your'e looking for?
Click into the Search field at the top of our website, type your Keyword(s), e.g. iPad.
Click Search. Search results will appear listing the resources found on our website.
Read more...Tip - Search our website
In our training course Introduction to KIM, we cover how to format the .csv template to upload multiple child enrolments for a Single Service in KIM.
We have updated the list of suggested iPad Apps for Early Learning.
Click here for...Tip - iPad Apps for Early Learning (updated)
The following computer maintenance tips can help protect your computer and all the data it holds: Tip - Protect your computer and data (December, 2014)
The iTunes program allows you to import CDs, manage and play music on your desktop computer. Once you have imported your music into iTunes you can create playlists of your favourite songs.
We have created some templates for the creation of 1 or 2 page observation documents in Word
Refer to our Tip to download these templates in Microsoft Word...
Tip -Portfolio Templates for Word - Australian nature theme
We have created some templates for the creation of 1 or 2 page observation documents in Apple Pages.
Refer to our Tip to download these templates in Pages on your iPad...
Tip - Portfolio Templates for iPad Pages - Australian nature theme