Topic 24: Staying safe online

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The dangers of disclosing personal information 1

  • People could be anyone on the internet
  • Not everyone is genuine
  • Some are dangerous and seek to do you harm
  • They could be stalkers or pedophiles
  • You need to be wary of anyone who contacts you

The dangers of disclosing personal information 2

  • Do not give out personal details
  • Do not give out other details by which you could be identified
  • Do not post personal details on social networking sites
  • Do not post images of yourself as these could be misused

The misuse of images 1

Images can be altered to tell lies

Example: you could use photo editing software to take your picture and put it next to your favourite singer. You cannot tell…


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