Safe social networking:Think before you post Are you selecting friends online that you can trust? Remember its not just about what you post, but how others may use that content. Are you carefully thinking about the potential consequences of publishing your photos before you upload them? Do you ask for permission from your friends before publishing photos of them? A photo that may be funny to you may cause harm for a friend.
Safe social networking:Check your privacy settings restrict your public profile restrict who can look up your profile screen/filter tagged photos of you disable checkin limit the audience for old posts
Your digital footprint Don’t damage your future with photos like these. Consider the “grandma rule”.
Secure mobile phone use • Privacy settings for posts from your mobile phone cannot be customised and revert to your networking site privacy settings. • In using location-based services you could also be disclosing social, behavioural or shopping patterns to others.
Consequences Your reputation Your future at work Sexting Grooming
Shopping, email and linksShopping online:• Be wary of websites that look suspicious or unprofessional or those offering bargains which look too good to be true.• Pay using a secure payment method such as PayPal, BPay, or your credit card (avoid money transfers and direct debit, as these can be open to abuse)• never send your bank or credit card details via email—only via a secure web pageEmail, e-cards and links:• Be wary of suspicious emails or links, even from “friends.”• If you are unsure of sender, delete.
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