Knowing what information is safe to share, and what is not, is one of the great challenges of the digital age. While sharing some personal information is a necessary part of living life online, sharing too much information can damage your reputation or impact your online security. This is important for both kids and adults to understand.
According to a report called Reputation Management and Social Media from the Pew Research Center, adults are share personal information more freely than young people.
Looks like we could all use a lesson on privacy!
Read the Privacy Policies of all the sites you visit.
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Set the privacy settings on all of your social networking sites.
Turn on the "Do Not Track Tool" on your browsers.
Never share passwords (except with your parents).
Make strong passwords. For example, mix upper and lowercase letters with symbols and numbers.
Keep personal information personal.
Don't chat with or send photos to strangers.
(For Kids) Ask your parent's permission before signing up for anything online.
Know how to recognize ads and don't click on them.
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