Online safety conversation

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Charlie: Mum! That's my computer!

Mum: I know, I know. Don't worry, I'm changing your privacy settings.

Charlie: Privacy settings?

Mum: Yes. There are privacy settings on your social networking sites. Your account is totally public at the moment, and you're logged in!

Charlie: Oh. What are the privacy settings for?

Mum: To make you safe online. You want to be safe, don't you? And for the right people to see your information, not EVERYONE.

Charlie: Everyone?

Mum: Yes. If you don't change your privacy settings, when you upload a photo, anyone can see it. It's important to change them so only your friends can see them. You don't want everyone to see everything, do you?

Charlie: No! But I can delete things, can't I?

Mum: Well, you can, but it's very difficult. Some things stay there forever.

Charlie: That's really scary, Mum.

Mum: Don't worry, but you must learn how to stay safe. You mustn't tell anyone your password!

Charlie: I won't!

Mum: Crazy Charlie one two one, isn't it?

Charlie: Mum! Yes, it is. How …

Mum: It's on your notebook. Right there. On your desk. It isn't a very secret place, is it?

Charlie: No, it isn't.


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Submitted by _16lx on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:38

- I chose a difficult password - I don't share my location - I don't saner my private information

Submitted by KarinaBeltranUV on Fri, 03/27/2020 - 06:41

Because in this text I was able to relate what his mother tells him to change the privacy settings of his internet account, so that when browsing he does it with security and that not all users can see his information, and relate it to what that my mom tells me since we live in a world with advanced technology and anyone can steal personal information from us, therefore we should all have our information secure.

Submitted by LDNC on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 22:03

three tips are: 1.Do not share information when i am online 2.Ido not accept requests from strengers. 3.I never give my passwords

Submitted by Thu on Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:06

I even don't have my own computer or phone. But of course, I want to stay safe online, who doesn't want? 1. Don't make friends with strangers. 2. Shouldn't trust easily on strangers we meet online! 3. Never share your own password even who you know (if you like). ___________________________________________________ THANKS FOR READING : )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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Submitted by Shashi on Wed, 05/01/2019 - 12:28

Yes.I'm careful person. 1.I don't add strange friends. 2.I change a privacy setting regularly. 3.I read instructions.

Submitted by wanna123 on Sun, 01/06/2019 - 10:23

I am a careful person, so I always have safe acounts on social networking site. I never forget log out when I login other phone or computer
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Submitted by khanhlinh92004 on Sat, 08/11/2018 - 07:23

1. Don't make friends with strangers. 2. Don't share your information online. 3. Change the privacy settings. 4. Your password is always a secret.

Submitted by Mughal on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 17:12

i am often anxious about my privacy.i have been checking it.i never tell my password anyone.

Submitted by cat28 on Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:54

agree with you!

Submitted by Leylademirci on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 16:32

I am careful to use strong passwords on the Internet and never tell anyone. Also, I only add people I know. I don't add people, I don't know. I think you should do it like that.

Submitted by Artsiom on Sat, 02/17/2018 - 08:56

My safety rules: I never register at any suspicious sites, I never tell my password for anyone and I turn on my Steam Guard, it changes my password every 30 seconds, and my the best safety rule is an air bag (it’s a joke)
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Submitted by ilya6559933 on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 15:12

I never tell my password to everyone.I always check my privacy settings.I never click pop-up and banners.I never click on ad and i use AdBlock!
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