People from all walks of life and all kinds of backgrounds fall victim to online bullying and cybercrime, but studies have shown that those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more susceptible to online threats than others.
Not only are ASD children and adults at risk from others, but they can also develop compulsive online habits and internet addictions, and can be more deeply affected by exposure to inappropriate content.
Everyone should feel safe online. Therefore, it’s extremely important to make sure you have adequate online security and remain internet vigilant.
To help you surf with ease and reduce your vulnerability to attack, you could take a look at this Internet Safety Guide for people with ASD:
This guide has useful tips for everyone using the internet including tips to avoid cyber bullying, advice on how to avoid scams, ways to improve communication online.