Social Media

1.47 Billion people on average logon to Facebook daily.1

Social media is a great networking tool, but make sure it works for you, not the cybercriminals.

Social Media Cyber Smart Tips


Take care with what you share online. Personal information, like your job title, date of birth, address or travel details can be used by cybercriminals for spear phishing and identity theft.

Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know. This can make you vulnerable to cybercriminals.


Check your social network’s privacy policy regularly.

Check your social network’s security settings to control how and who you share information with, including search engines and apps.

Beware of social media advertisements linking to fake online sites – check the URL and online store is legitimate.

Check for advice on scams circulating on social media.


Use strong passwords to connect to social media accounts.

Use unique passwords for different accounts.

For more tips on social media go to and

Advice for Parents and Carers

Want to check in on your children’s social media activity or need help with cyberbullying – go to and for tips and resources.

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