Update your antivirus software regularly (Avast). Most antivirus softwares have an ‘auto-update’ option.
Cover your webcam lens with tape, a removable sticker or piece of paper at all times.
High threat level: If you know or suspect that your laptop has been tampered with by the attacker, do not use it straight away. Do not connect it to the internet and run installed malware programs to check for tracking or bugging software. The best way to be safe is to wipe the laptop (see more under References). Only use laptops you fully trust (i.e. those belonging to people you trust).
How to secure other connected devices
Playstation, PSP, XBox, Wii, etc.
Chat function (Abusers can chat with you/your child pretending to be someone else.)
Video chat function (Many consoles have access to a webcam.)
Geotagging photos (This can show your home location.)
Some multi-player games can allow players to gain access to your IP address.
Enable parental controls. (They will not be automatically switched on.)
Deny access to webcam on consoles.
Don’t use an identifiable username.
Don’t upload photos.
Teach kids that use your console about gaming safety especially regarding online conversations during games.