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SOCIAL NETWORKING Dec 02

My Silver Creek  
2008, RCMP - SAFETY TIPS

 

 

When it comes to social networking (Facebook or other networking sites), follow these safety tips from RCMP. 

 

#1 Do your research. Carefully investigate any online social network you may want to join. Use only well known online services. 


#2 Once you have picked a service, carefully read and clearly understand their Terms of Use.

 

#3 Carefully read and clearly understand their Privacy Policy. Avoid using services that share your information with other companies.

 

#4 Never expect absolute privacy! Create your account without providing any critical personal information. Do not provide valid critical information like: date of birth, full name, Social Insurance Number or address.

 

#5 Protect your account profile with the highest and most restrictive security setting.

 

#6 Build your profile. For each element of information you add, ask yourself this question: “Can a financial or sexual predator benefit from this information?”


 

#7 You control your online environment. Do not give strangers permission to view your profile. 

 

#8 Protect your friends. Be careful of what you are posting on the Internet about them.

 

#9 Monitor your own page for personal information posted by friends in their messages. Also monitor your friends’ pages for your personal information. A simple comment or a photo may reveal your date of birth or give information that could be useful to predators.

 

Have fun but always remember, safety comes first.

 


 

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