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Social Networking

Social Networking

Online networking has revolutionised the way we communicate with others, giving us the ability to talk one-to-one or to large groups of people at once from the convenience of our computer or mobile device. But because social networking sites, chatrooms, blogging, instant messaging and dating sites allow us to communicate remotely with many people – none of whom we can actually see and many of whom we do not know – they can leave many people wide open to some kind of abuse – be it financial or personal.

This section of the Get Safe Online website deals with all of these areas of online networking, detailing the risks associated with each and providing useful and authoritative advice on how to prevent them.

 

Blogging

A few tips to help ensure you stay safe on your soapbox.

Instant Messaging

Great for staying in touch with friends but, like email, it carries risks.

Skype & Internet Calls

Use the Internet to make calls safely.

Webcam Blackmail

Never get into compromising situations in front of your webcam ... it could end up costing you dearly.

Chatrooms

Chatting online is fun, but do you know who you’re actually talking to?

Safe Online Dating

If you’re looking for romance online, make sure you’re doing it safely.

Social Networking Sites

A great way to stay in touch. Make sure it’s safe and secure.