*Chapter 5* ~ Post to be Private

Cool Links:
This website gives you an online survey to just how safe you are when using the internet, try it. http://www.getsafeonline.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1446

Social Networking
  • Keep your personal information private.
  • Only add friends you know in real life.
  • Set your profile and blog to private.
  • Use a nickname that doesn’t identify your location, gender, or age.
  • Never meet in person with anyone you first met online.
  • Contact the site administrator if someone creates a social networking page in your name.
  • Alter your pictures and videos before you post them to remove identifying information.
  • Profile and photo share only with people on your friends list.
  • Don’t post your plans or whereabouts on your site.
  • Ignore harassing or rude comments posted on your profile.
  • Think about the possible consequences of the information and photos you post.
  • Never post sexually provocative photos.
Be careful what you do before you post something. As we all know, social networking is very popular now-a-days. Be careful how you have your privacy settings set and who's on your friends list. Make sure you know who you're adding before you do.
Don't post anything that will reveal anything private about you. Don't post innapropriate or sexual pictures of yourself or anyone. Make your password something only you would know and dont share it.
There are predators out there, it is real. Take it seriously. Don't exploit yourself all over the internet.
Parents are naturally concerned with child safety and specifically, with child Internet safety. The Internet has made information easily available for everyone. The problem is that children sometimes lack the maturity to discern appropriate material from harmful content. Moreover, many times, an innocent search can yield explicit adult material; chatting with a stranger online might expose a child to potential predators; sharing information online may inadvertently leak personal information such as pictures or passwords. With these mounting Internet risks, it has become crucial to have a secured and supervised Internet with an emphasis on child Internet safety. Thus posting to be private can help prevent a lot of these things from happening to anyone.
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Adjust your privacy settings so they are private.

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No matter what social netowork, lock your page from strangers.