The big advantage of a laptop computer is that it is light and portable. Wherever you need to use your computer, you can just bring it with you. On the other hand, that can be a disadvantage because a laptop is also easily stolen. What can you do to protect yourself?
The obvious thing is to be careful when you are using it in public. It only takes a brief lapse of concentration and your computer could suddenly be gone. It would even be a good idea to keep it hidden when you have it at home.
However, there is something you can do now. There is free software that you can install on your laptop that could be a great help if it ever does get stolen. This free program is called Prey, and it is available at www.preyproject.com.
Prey has lots of features, but the best way for you to learn quickly what it does is to take a look at this video: