Social Networking and how to Protect Your Personal Information:

One of the biggest dangers facing those who are not careful about their use of the internet and social networking websites like Facebook or Twitter is other people getting access to personal information.

Here are some quick tips to help you protect your information:

Make sure you check your privacy settings on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Remember anything you publish about yourself is instantly visible and can be used by anyone who can access it. You have very little control over what happens to your details/images once someone else has a copy of them.

Be careful about what images and information you send to others (either on the internet or by phone).

Once you have sent an image of yourself to someone else you no longer have any control over what happens to it, who can see it and what it might be used for. Think twice before you put your mobile number, email address and photos in websites like Facebook - surely your real friends know what you look like and how to contact you!