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Are you safe online?
What is right?
Do what you feel right. The most overused phrase in the world, possibly. But the thing is, lets face it, you don't know what's right. In the new evolution of digital technology society don't understand whats right. Just because it is on a computer you can still be found. When reading this, put any minor detail of yourself below, and it is increbily easy to find you, say you have brown hair and go to parhurst university and are 19. It would take me 25 minutes to find where you live, your phone number and your email. Unless you protect yourself. Read on more for how to do this
Facebook has more people on it than the whole population of the U.S
Look above, my location is above, I don't want it to be there. But it appears even without me wanting it to be there, I have changed it for my online protection (to Uganda). Here is a privacy guide taken from thatsnonsense.com detailing how to change your privacy settings
Part 1: You’re Privacy
If you have a Facebook account, and let’s face it, you probably do, then it is important that you know how to use it safely. Facebook is a site that encourages sharing and socializing, but it is vital that you do that responsibility. If you don’t you may fall victim to a wide variety of scams that fool thousands of Facebook users every day.
This condensed guide provides details on the most popular ways you can fall victim to Facebook scams and how to pre-emotively stop it from happening.
1. Get Your Privacy Right!
Yes, Facebook is designed to share stuff. It’s the fundamental attitude of the site. But you’re only meant to share stuff with your friends – people that you actually know. Not strangers and not people you meet on the Internet. This means getting your privacy settings in order is vital.
So, it’s time to check those settings. If you are absolutely confident that your settings are correct then you can skip to the next page.
Now what we mean by your privacy settings is who can see your status updates and photos. Having these made public to people that you don’t know can be dangerous. For example a thief would just love to know when you’re going on holiday and for how long, so that public status update boasting about your upcoming vacation may not be a really good idea. It does and has happened. Public statuses and comments are inevitably broadcast across Facebook to people that you do not know.
This means the only acceptable privacy setting is Friends Only.
To set your settings to Friends only –
1. Go to your Privacy Settings.
2. Ensure Friends is selected. Not Public or Custom.
3. This only affects future posts and photos. This means that if you were previously set up Public or Custom you need to make your previous posts and photos set to Friends only as well. To do this, on the same page select the Manage Past Post Visibility option next to the option Limit the Audience for Past Posts and then click “Limit Past Posts”.
Once you’ve done all this your Facebook account is now private. The only people who can see and comment on your photos and your updates are your Facebook friends.
I have composd a list of ideal rules that you should follow
1. I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, parents’ work address/phone number without my parents’ permission.
2. I will tell my parents right away if I come across something that makes me feel uncomfortable.
3. I will never agree to get together with someone I “meet” online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring a parent along.
4. I will talk with my parents about posting pictures of myself or others online and not post any pictures that my parents consider to be inappropriate.
5. I will not respond to any messages that are mean or in any way make me feel uncomfortable. It is not my fault if I get a message like that. If I do I will tell my parents right away.
6. I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online and using a mobile phone. We will decide upon the time of day that I can be online, the length of time I can be online and appropriate areas for me to visit. I will not access other areas or break these rules without their permission.
7. I will not give out my passwords to anyone (even my best friends) other than my parents.
8. I will check with my parents before downloading or installing software or doing anything that could possibly hurt our computer or mobile device or jeopardize my family’s privacy.
9. I will be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.
10. I will help my parents understand how to have fun and learn things online and teach them things about the Internet, computers and other technology.
How to be normal online
1. Never share images wih any nudity or sex in them
2. Don't take any
3. USE COMMON SENSE!!!!!!!!!!!
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY
No, its not funny, no it's not cool, NO, DON'T DO IT
If you take a picture of someone naked or their "body bits" . then firstly your an idiot for doing it and if you do then sorry. but it's not in your hands anymore. The person you sent it to now has now got teh virus that you have just spread, they should delete it, but, they could spread it and then your in the ####. You have spread the virus and you have created an epidemic that could harm you frever, so, IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, UNLIKE IT!