Internet and Social Media Safety
How to stay safe online
The rights and responsibilities of digital the digital world.
Always respect other people in the digital world.
You have the right to privacy and The freedom of personal expression.
Treat others like you would like them to treat you.
People have rights to digital access as well as to show their identity.
Also there are rights about credits for personal works.
People have also have responsibilities such as to report bullying, harassing, sexting, or identity theft.
Also they have responsibilities to mention works used for resources and researching as well as to download music, videos, and other material legally.
Furthermore online users have responsibilities to keep data/information safe from hackers.
How to use social network safely and responsibly.
You should use a different password for each site you use and make sure it’s a mix of letters, numbers and symbols.
Also you can check URL so, when you click a link you should always check the URL is the one you would expect for the site before you enter any details.
In addition do not click on links of people you don’t know because These could take you to phishing sites or download viruses or malware onto your computer because these could take you to phishing sites or download viruses or malware onto your computer.
If you’ve got your own computer make sure you get anti-virus software. If your parent or carer bought it for you ask them to make sure you’ve got one installed.
Never share your password, even with your best friend! Think of it as your toothbrush If you share your password or leave a phone or computer unlocked then someone else could access any accounts you haven’t logged out of. They could spread rumours about you, say nasty things about other people and get you in trouble.
What you should avoid doing.
You should avoid posting pictures of yourself or that reveal your identity.
Also never add any location, street or real name because there are dangerous people in the Digital world.
Always check what pictures you post because if you post a picture that you don’t like once you press send you lose control.
- Do not post pictures which might affect your future, for example when you go to a university or when you are looking for a job.