- Will I get what I paid for
- Know the basics
- Protect yourself
- is it legal?
- know the basics
- how to protect yourself
Continuing on with the resources provided by the Australian Communication and Media Authority‘s Cybersmart website, the information social networking and online friends is very useful. It includes information on:
- Are they my friends in real life too?
- Know the basics of safe social networking
- Meeting online friends in the real world – do you really know who you’re meeting?
Continuing on with the resources provided by the Australian Communication and Media Authority‘s Cybersmart website, the information on location based services is must read information for everyone with a smart phone.
Smartphones have a built-in feature called geolocators that can pinpoint your exact location. This data is often published online through social networking sites, or used by location-based services such as maps, public transport apps, retail services and so on. It can also be embedded in images you take with your smartphone camera. Sometimes, you might want to think twice before you check in and tell the world where you are.
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- Don’t respond and leave the site or chat session.
- Report it to an adult that you trust or to the police, if there is a threat to your safety
- Block the contact or remove them from your friends list.
- Change your profile settings so that your personal details are kept private.
- Don’t open messages from people you don’t know.
- Keep the evidence. This can be useful in tracking the person posting unsuitable material.
- Contact your ISP and/or phone provider, or the website administrator, there are actions they can take to help.
a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response
Cybersmart advises people having difficulties with trolls to:
- Talk to family and/or friends
- Assist friends if they’re having the same problems.
- Know how to ‘escape ’ – hit control-alt-delete if the site will not allow you to exit.
- If you want to talk about a problem with offensive or illegal content, you can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, or visit their website.
- If you have found material on the internet or your mobile phone that is offensive or you believe may be prohibited you can report it to the ACMA. – See more here.