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Online Safety: Staying safe online

Tips to Staying Safe Online

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1. Keep personal information on the internet to a minimum and avoid sharing information online that could be misused.  You can protect your personal information by not sharing the following:

- address or location                    - sporting clubs/ groups

- phone number                           - passwords

- school and/or work                    - bank account details

2. Be careful who you let into your personal online groups.

3. Never post anything online that you wouldn't be happy for your grandparents, coach, parents or teacher to see.  Once something is posted it can stay online for a very long time, even if you think you deleted it.

4. Only accept 'friends' requests from people you actually know.

5. Understand the privacy tools provided by the social media groups.

6. Never agree to meet someone you've only had online contact with on your own.

7. Report to police and or social media group/site any fake profiles created in your name or abusive/threatening behaviour.

8. Block anyone that is being negative or making you feel unsafe.

 

QLD Police, 2020 retrieved by https://www.police.qld.gov.au/safety-and-preventing-crime/r-u-in-control/cyberstalking).

Kids Helpline, 2021 ,retrieved by https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/issues/staying-safe-online

Stay Smart Online

ACSC (Australian Cyber Security Centre) is an Australian website that gives simple, practical information on how to stay protected online.  

You can even sign up to their alert service This is a free service that informs you about the latest threats to Australian internet users. 

For more information on iPads and student devices please visit iPads at Home - Redlands College

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