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How to Stay Safe Online


The internet is full of interesting ways to spend your time, from exploring social media, to connecting with friends, and even making new ones! However, we must also be careful with what links we are clicking on and who we are connecting with. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe online:

Think before you post:

Don’t upload or share something you wouldn’t want your parents, carers, teachers or future employers seeing. Once you post something, you lose control of it, especially if someone takes a screenshot or shares it.

Don’t share personal details:

Keep personal things like your address, phone number, full name, work, and date of birth private, and check what people can see in your privacy settings. Remember that people can use small clues like a logo in a photo to find out a lot about you.

Watch out for phishing and scams:

Phishing is when someone tries to trick you into giving them information, like your password. Someone might also try to manipulate you by saying they can make you rich, famous, or perhaps witha business that you may have a subscription with, your account may be suspended. Never click links from emails or messages that ask you to log in or share your details, even if you think they might be genuine. If you’re asked to log into a website, go to the app or site directly instead.

Think about who you’re talking to:

There are many ways that people try to deceive you into trusting them online. Even if you may feel you trust someone you’ve met online, never share personal information with them like your address, full name, or where you work.

Keep your device secure:

Make sure that you’re keeping your information and device secure.

Never give out your password:

You should never give out your password or log-in information. Make sure you pick a strong, easy to remember password.


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