With the rise of social media platforms, it’s never been easier to share your pictures and videos online. As a result of this, it’s also never been more important to stay safe online when using social media.

We want you carry on sharing, tweeting, posting and Instagramming – so we’ve put together these top tips for staying safe and secure:

Browse safely.

If a link’s suggested to you on a social media site, double-check the web address for spelling mistakes. Replica sites are on the rise so be vigilant if a friend decides to share one with you.

Sharing on social media.

We want you to feel safe and secure when sharing content on social media. To help with this, we’ve put together these simple rules:

  1. Use privacy settings. Social networking sites allow you to control your own privacy settings, enabling you to limit who can see your personal information. Before using social media, it’s worth browsing these settings and tailoring them to suit your needs.
  2. Learn how sites use your information. Social networks collect information about you. If you’re unsure whether your information is being shared with external companies, review the site’s privacy and cookie policies and consider personalising your privacy settings.
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