Learn the basics of social media platforms and how to adjust privacy and security settings to socialise online safely.
Whether you’re new to social media or more experienced, this resource will help you stay safe so you can get the most out of your connections online.
Read or print this resource to learn about the following topics:
- Social media essentials
- Practice safer social media habits
- Popular social media sites
- Messaging platforms
- Online dating advice
VIDEO: Five tips for safer social media
Additional Get Set Up for Safety resources
Safer shopping, banking and investing online
Learn how to avoid scams and what to do when things go wrong.
Secure your devices:
Set up your devices (phones, tablets, PC’s, etc.) for safety, to give you peace of mind when online.
A user-friendly device
Set up your device so it’s easier and safer for you to use.
Spot a scam
A scam is a made-up story to trick people out of money or steal
their information. Learn how to check for red flags.
Stay up-to-date with digital terms using Netsafe’s glossary, designed to be used with the other resources to explain the terminology.