Social Media Safety Hints for the Youth
Do not give out personal information (address, telephone numbers, parents' info, name and location of school) - without permission of parents.
Only accept followers you know. You will not let strangers follow you in real life, why on social media.
Immediately tell parents if you come across information that makes you uncomfortable.
Never agree to meet someone you met online with the permission of parents. If they agree, make sure it is in a public place and that they are present.
Do not respond to mean, explicit messages (anything that makes you uncomfortable). Tell your parents immediately.
Do not give out passwords to ANYONE - only parents.
Check with parents before downloading/installing any software that can put your family's privacy at risk.
Do not do anything that can hurt other people, or is against the law on social media/internet.
Never send any pictures or videos without parental permission.
Do not post or send any pictures or videos that may portray you in a bad light, or be used against you now or later, to anyone.
OUR YOUTH, OUR FUTURE
Source: SAPS Bothasig