How to keep your favourite places safe online
There’s a new trend on social media that’s attracting a lot of attention – sharing information on safety.
This includes the safety tips and best practices that people share on Twitter.
We spoke to safety expert, Chris Burden, to find out what makes these posts a useful and useful source of information.
He also shared some tips on how to keep yourself safe online.
Make sure you’re on a safe channel The most important thing you can do is make sure you are on a trusted channel.
Twitter is a great platform to share information with people and this includes using the hashtag #safe.
Chris Biddle is a safety expert at ABC’s Institute of Public Affairs.
The safety advice he offers is worth reading if you want to learn how to stay safe online and get tips from other people online.
You can check out his channel here.
Don’t share anything that isn’t absolutely essential You need to take some extra precautions to protect yourself online.
The most common thing that can go wrong on social networks is sharing a link that is just too easy for someone to click and take the wrong action.
Chris explains: “Don’t share links that aren’t essential and you can even tell the user that it’s a link to another site.”
This is a good rule of thumb to follow.
Don´t use hashtags to tell people to be careful You can’t just share a hashtag and hope it’s something they will like.
You need something that will get their attention.
You don’t need to give them an email address and just tell them to be extra careful.
You might need to link to a trusted source of news.
Don\’t use hashtag #safety to spread the word about safety Chris says you should only use hashtag safety if you are actually in a safe area.
“You don’t want to spread safety information online when you’re not in a place you’re supposed to be,” he says.
“There are lots of places that are unsafe.”
Don`t use your personal information to spread unsafe information You should always use a trusted website to share safety information.
Chris says it’s important to protect your privacy.
“Always remember that your information can be used to spread dangerous information online,” he explains.
“Do you really want your information out there for everybody to see?”
Don t use hashtagged safety sites and images to spread misinformation Chris recommends that you don’t use hashtag safety sites.
“We don’t believe hashtags are necessarily good tools for spreading safety information,” he advises.
“When you use hashtagging, you are spreading information that is not reliable.”
Avoid using hashtags for safety purposes Chris recommends you avoid using hashtagged information as a safety tool.
“If you do use hashttags, don’t be tempted to use them as a tool for spreading misinformation,” he suggests.
“Instead, use them to inform people about safety measures, such as checking your email, using your personal details and more.”
Dont share your personal data on social network You need your personal privacy to be protected online.
Chris recommends against sharing your personal info on social networking sites.
He suggests that you limit what you share.
“Don`t share anything you don`t absolutely need to share, such to your friends or family,” he recommends.
“The safest way to share your data is to not share it.”
Donít use an image to share safe information on social platforms It is important to check whether an image is safe to use.
“Make sure that the image is clearly labelled as safe information,” Chris recommends.
If an image contains a misleading statement, such a disclaimer or a link, it may not be safe to share.
Chris also says it is important that the photo is posted using the right image caption.
“Be careful about using image captions which will be misused,” he warns.
“It may lead people to believe that you are posting a photo without your permission.”
Chris also suggests avoiding using hashtag-specific images, which can cause problems when people search for a safe site.
“Avoid using hashtagging-specific imagery that are more than 100 characters,” he adds.
Be careful about sharing personal information without permission You need someone to be able to give you permission to share a photo, video or link on social sharing sites.
Chris suggests that if you’re sharing a safe place online with someone else, they should ask for permission first.
“Remember that if someone is looking for your location on the safe site, it might not be possible to give that permission,” he urges.
“This is why you should ask permission first.”
Keep in mind that people use their social media accounts to communicate with each other, so if you share information you want them to know about, you might not get it.
“People may have to wait for someone else to be available to share their safe information if they want to,” Chris warns.
Don�t use the hashtag safety for your own safety purposes