Are they my friends in real life too?

The Cybersmart website has released a new guide to social networking and online friends for young adults. They advise:

  • Limit your friend list—don’t ‘friend’ random people
  • Protect your privacy—don’t share your password and set your profile to private
  • Your personal details are valuable—don’t share them
  • Protect your reputation—keep it clean and ask yourself: would you want others to see what you upload?
  • Be careful who you trust—a person can pretend to be someone they are not
  • Don’t use a webcam with people you do not know
  • Think before you post, chat, upload or download.

Online help and reporting is available here and here.