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Using social media sites safely

With ‘Safer Internet Day’ being earlier this week, it has never been more important to make sure you are using the internet safely.

Social media can be a great place to communicate with your friends, however due to its wide audience of users, it allows predators to lurk and exploit vulnerable people online.

Popular social media sites like Snapchat and Instagram allow the sharing of images and engaging with peers, but be wary of who has access to these photos and who you are engaging with behind their usernames. Only share and send photos that you are comfortable with, to people you know.

Other sites like Twitter and TikTok can be utilised by predators to reach young and vulnerable people. Make sure you’re cautious of what you choose to share online and the personal details that are available for everyone to see.


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