Parents should be available to help their kids understand inappropriate messages and avoid unsafe situations.

The biggest risk to our privacy is what we post ourselves. Young users should know the privacy settings of the services they use, but they should also be aware that anything they post online can be copied and forwarded so, if it’s really embarrassing or really a secret, don’t post it online, even if you have the strictest possible privacy settings.

Young users should be aware of what is considered personal information: i.e. email address, mobile number, school name and any pictures or videos of themselves, their family or friends. Small pieces of information can easily be pieced together to form a comprehensive insight in to their lives and daily activities.

Relevant Risks?
Smartphone Security
Digital Footprint Concept
Social Networking
Cold Calling

Links to resources
How to recognise phishing emails
Using Facebook Securely
11 tips for social networking safety
Microsoft Smartphone safety
MITS Video 1 – Identity Theft
MITS Video 3 – Phishing
MITS Video 7 – Social Networking
MITS Video 8 – Social Networking Animation