Personal Security Online


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The MoD developed a series of short YouTube films and a microsite to help remind staff of the potential risks to personal safety from publishing their whereabouts and having open-access profiles in social media:

Social networking sites are great for keeping in touch with family and friends, and letting the world know what you’re up to. The Online Engagement Guidelines make it clear that we encourage the safe and responsible use of social networking sites, but we have provided some further guidance on this site to help you stay safe and think about what you post online.

Remember that there may be those who are using such sites for unsavoury reasons. These range from criminals looking for ways to con you or steal your identity, to those who may wish us harm. While it is unlikely that you’ll fall victim, you should be aware of the risk.

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