Search for your username on the Twitter homepage to find out what other people are saying about you! Hopefully it’s all good. If not, you can block those people from following you or direct messaging you! (or talk to Twitter owners)
You can control your privacy on Twitter by clicking on “Settings.”
Click on “Notices” so that you find out when people are following you or direct messaging you. This way you can remove the people you don’t want following you. Or better: protect your tweets!
Do not reveal your location. Your real friends know where you are. Protect your “tweets” so that only trusted friends can follow you.
The Lock means you’ve “protected your tweets.” This is a great Twitter privacy setting.
If you’ve “Protected Your Tweets,” people will have to request to follow you. Block people you don’t know in person.
If you see followers on your profile that you do not want following you, you can remove them by “Blocking” them. Block people you don’t know.
In MySpace, click on “My Account” to maintain your privacy settings.
Click on the “Privacy” tab to fix your privacy settings. Your birthday and location are sensitive pieces of information. It’s nice for your friends to wish you an online “Happy Birthday,” but it’s nicer to be safe!
Adjust your settings so that only your friends can see your info!
Remember to customize your MySpace Instant Messaging (IM) settings as well!
Rating people is a type of cyber-bullying! Don’t do it!
This person is a male named Sonia with a sunset for a picture. Seems nice (or a little strange), but it could be dangerous! Don’t ever try to “meet” someone unless you know them in person.
Again, don’t give your email address book information to social networks. Your email contacts should remain private. It will be embarrassing when your grandmother gets an email invitation from you to join you on “Hi5.”
<ul><li>Anyone can use whatever picture they want on the Internet, so beware! A nice picture can hide a not-so-nice person! </li></ul><ul><li>It’s best not to use your full name on any social networking site – especially until you’re 18. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are too young to use a social network, don’t lie, but your true age (teen-aged) may invite cyber-predators, so be careful. Hide your age if you can! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Many social networks have a feature that will go through your email address book looking for “friends” or invite all of your address book to be a part of the social network. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you really want to invite your rabbi, priest, English teacher or librarian (or whoever else is in your email address book) to be your friend on MySpace? </li></ul>
<ul><li>If you feel harrassed or bullied on a social network: </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the operators of the network for help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let them know you are a minor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or confide in a trusted adult </li></ul>
<ul><li>When on a social network: </li></ul><ul><li>Only post things you wouldn’t mind an adult seeing </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you have a trusted adult as a “friend” or as a “follower.” </li></ul><ul><li>This will remind you to be on your best online behavior! </li></ul>
Look to the future <ul><li>Future employers may see what you have posted </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges and scholarship organizations will look at what you’ve posted </li></ul>
Set Up Your Privacy Settings It may be the best 10 minutes you spend on the Internet!