Limit your friend list — don't 'friend' random people or allow people you don’t know to ‘follow’ your social media accounts.
Adjust your privacy settings — make your accounts private so that only friends you know face-to-face can see what you post. Read more about privacy settings below and see the eSafety guide for information about how to update your privacy settings.
Your personal information is valuable — don't share it. Learn more about how to protect your personal information.
Protect your digital reputation — think before you share something and ask yourself, would you want anyone to see this in five years’ time?
Once you share something you lose control of it — remember that once a message, photo or video has been shared online, you may not be able to control where it goes or how long it stays online.
Be careful who you trust — not everyone online is who they say they are.
Look out for things that don’t add up — such as another user whose online profile is not consistent with what you see and hear when you talk or chat with them.
If someone says ‘my web cam is broken’, this may indicate that they are trying to scam or deceive you.