Safety on the Web
Surfing, chatting, posting on Facebook, watching YouTube videos, uploading photos on Instagram, logging into Foursquare, using Skype... the Internet has so much to offer! And it is an important part of our life. But, like everything in life, the Internet has certain hazards that we need to be aware of. Luckily, there are ways we can protect ourselves from embarrassing photos being posted, unwanted ring tone subscriptions and data theft.
watchyourweb has collated the following information for you, to enable you to surf the Web safely:
Protect your privacy
# don't publish personal data (address, telephone number, account details...)
# use a pseudonym
# regularly check your privacy settings on Facebook etc.
# think before you post - less is more!
Keep control of what others write about you
# google yourself
# use "report" functions
Stay alert: don't trust everything you see
# hardly anything on the Internet is really "free of charge"
# no blind dates
Ask for help
# for cyber-bullying, contact Nummer gegen Kummer, juuport or Mobbing-Zentrale
# report infringements against youth protection to jugendschutz.net
# when a crime is involved, contact the police or the Internet Complaint Office