7. Always tell your foster parent or social worker if you see anything on the internet that makes you feel uncomfortable, or if someone on the internet harasses or threatens you.
You can use the ‘Report’ link if you see something on Facebook that you do not like – Facebook will review it and take appropriate action.
You can click ‘Block this person’ if someone is saying things you don’t like. This means they can no longer find you in searches on Facebook, they cannot view your profile or contact you. These people will not know that you have blocked them.
8. Make sure you edit the Privacy Settings on your social media account so that only your friends can see your profile and information you post. It is important to check from time to time that your profile is protected.
9. If you see an unwanted photo of yourself online, you can click on ‘Remove Tag’ so that this photo will no longer be linked to your profile.
You can only be tagged in photos by your friends, so if you are having trouble with someone who keeps tagging you in unwanted photos, remove them as a friend.
10. Using the internet and social media will always have its risks, but if you are unsure about anything speak to your foster parent or social worker.