Most people use some kind of social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest) and as a result our personal details become easily available.
Social media allows you to share pictures, files, messages and even up to minute information about what you are doing and where you are. Although these networks can be very useful and promote social interaction both online and offline, you are making information available to people who may want to abuse it. There are people you know on the web and people you don’t know.
Women human rights defenders, activists and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people often become targets for abuse and violence on the internet by homophobic, lesphobic and transphobic people or people who are against women’s rights. However any person can become a target at any time, it could be a bully at school or university, an abusive partner who abuses you online or someone who stalks you online. Stealing someone’s identity is also becoming increasingly more common.
We want our users to be safe online. Read our top 10 tips on how to stay safe.
Please also see the following links
Association for Progressive Communications (APC) (https://www.apc.org/en/home) – is a network and organisation who believes that the internet should be accessible and safe for everyone. APC sees internet rights as human rights and empowers and supports organisations and social movements to use Information, Communication and Technologies as a tool for social change. They also work to ensure that particularly women’s human rights defenders and LGBT activists have information to protect themselves from threat on the internet.
How to find tools and tactics for digital security - https://securityinabox.org/en
How to protect your device from malware and hackers - https://securityinabox.org/en/guide/malware
How to protect yourself on social networking sites - https://securityinabox.org/en/guide/social-networking
How to deal with privacy and anonymity - https://www.takebackthetech.net/know-more