How to protect yourself
Here are some things you can do to protect yourself from unwanted contact online.
Make your accounts private
By adjusting your privacy settings, you can stay in control of who sees what you post online and who can contact you directly.
For example, you can update your settings to only accept messages from people on your ‘friends’ list.
It’s also a good idea to check your location sharing options to make sure your location is only visible to you or to specific friends.
If you want to know how to check what is public, see our advice on managing your digital reputation.
You could even sit down for 30 minutes and check all the privacy settings in your social media apps – it will be time well spent!
For more information on privacy settings see the eSafety Guide.
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