Share with Care Wise-up on Social Media – Don’t Post Now …Regret Later
Be careful what you share on social media, because you never know when something could come back and ruin your life. Even the most innocent and well-intentioned posts could be used against you in ways you’ve never thought possible
- Set the privacy and security settings on your social network accounts
- Watch what you say, and personal information you share online, about yourself, and your network of friends and family.
- Never share passwords, not even with best friends.
- Think before you upload pictures onto a website, or upload pictures of your friends and family - always get their permission.
- There is a cybercrime law in Nigeria, the online world is a 'real world', so be responsible in your online actions, and treat others as you want them to treat you.
- Always report inappropriate contact to the service provider using their Report Abuse links, and if anything worries you, talk to a trusted adult
- Ignore any links embedded in email messages that appear to come from a social networking service. Instead, connect to the site directly by typing its URL.
- Be sceptical of job postings on social networking sites until you confirm that you’re interacting with an official representative of the company where you’d be applying.
- Be sceptical of fake profiles advertising fake items such as cars at ridiculous prices
- Remember, once you post information online it stays online. Protect your reputation by assuming everything you post online is permanent
- If a friend asks you for money using chat or messaging functionality of a social networking site, confirm that you’re interacting with the person you know
- Lock your phone: It’s not only faceless scammers on the internet. Your phone can end up in the hands of a stranger, giving access to your social accounts (and more).
- Always log off after using the Social Networking Sites, on your phone, or on a computer, XBox/ PS3
- Don’t reveal personal information on social networking sites