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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.



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

Fake News

How to differentiate between fake and real news

Instant Messaging

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

Online Radicalisation

Extremists make widespread use of the internet to spread their ideologies and radicalise young people.

Skype & Other Video Calls

Take care when using video calling/meeting services

Social Networking Sites

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

Your Information & Facebook

Download the data that Facebooks holds about you.


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

Hate Content

Online hate content can be upsetting, dangerous and possibly illegal

Online Abuse

Any kind of abuse online can have serious effects on the victim

Safe Online Dating

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

Social Media Phishing

Clicking on links in unsolicited social media posts can spell danger

Webcam Blackmail

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