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Tips for staying safe online

The following tips can help you protect yourself from cyberbullying and stay safe online:

  • Keep your passwords private, even from your friends
  • Learn about privacy settings and reporting features on social media
  • Be mindful of what you post and share online. Don’t forward cruel messages to others.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from strangers.
  • Don’t respond to messages from strangers 
  • Keep your personal information such as phone number, family name, home address, bank details, and work address to yourself. 
  • Block anyone you’ve had contact with that was negative or unsafe
  • Protect your identity by picking a username that isn’t your real name and profile picture that doesn’t show any personal information. 
  • Keep your online friends online. 
  • Think before you share anything online. Once you upload something online, everyone can view it. 
  • Think about your privacy. Sharing personal information online can be misused by someone. 
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