Internet Safety

The Lycos Internet Safety & Security Center page contains useful information and links about keeping your family and your identity safe online. In the world of social networking, email, and instant messaging, Internet users should be cautious about what information they share online.

The first step you should take is visiting the Federal Trade Commission's website about identity theft. Some of the tips you will find on the site include avoiding phishing scams, selecting secure passwords for your online bank accounts, and not giving out personal information online.

For families with children who use the Internet, Internet safety is especially important. Lycos is a founding member of, a non-profit group dedicated to providing families and educators with the resources they need for learning about Internet safety, as well as advice on speaking to your children about their actions on the Internet.

Starting the conversation about Internet Safety with your children can be a challenge, but gives you access to downloadable safety pledges to help you get started. Browse the library of questions at NetSmartz such as, "What is the Facebook Safety Page?" or submit a new question to the Ask the Expert section. For more safety tips for parents 17 Rules to Protect My Child Online and Guide to Keeping Your Kids Secure Online.

Lycos takes the safety of children very seriously and is a strong supporter of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. If you see any inappropriate material on the Lycos Network, please report it to Lycos Customer Service by e-mailing All instances will be investigated and appropriate actions will be taken.