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Online safety can fall into two categories:
Online presence is becoming more prominent. We use online banking, shop online, watch films and use social media to connect with family and friends.
Remember, nothing is private on the Internet.
Many sites that you visit and click on have the ability to store your information. This is known as your "digital footprint" and it's the data that you leave behind after interacting in online environments such as social media websites or discussion boards.
Be cautious of personal material and information that is posted online by yourself or others. This is important as employers are increasingly using social media to evaluate and find potential employees.
There are tips and concepts to keep in mind to improve the quality of your online safety.
Further information on Information Services safety and security.
Social media sites such as Facebook allow you to alter and change the settings that determine how the information you enter and upload is displayed, used and retrieved online.
Always be aware!
Update, update, update!
Ask yourself: do you want everyone to see your details?
Trust your instincts