Monday, April 03, 2006

Safety tips from WiredSafety

The phenomenal growth in popularity of social software makes tips and advice from sites such as WiredSafety a must for teens, young adults and others in the community. Instant publishing, easy storage, sharing of tagged images and video, chat etc maximise opportunities for communication and collaboration.
Good advice for educators too in providing guidance for young folk in a connected, collaborative, social world.
"WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages." Includes advice on ... "cyberabuse ranging from identity and credential theft, online fraud and cyberstalking, to hacking and malicious code attacks."
Bebo is one example of a social networking site which provides safety tips based on WiredSafety. Safety and privacy are key issues. Useful advice is provided about revealing personal information, e-mail addresses, cyberchatting, spyware and phishing, to name a few.

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