It’s always best to only share with friends you know in the real world. Remember too that what your friends share about you and their privacy settings online will also affect you and your digital tattoo.
Most websites, apps and social networks you can share information on have ‘privacy settings’. These help you control what you share and who you share it with. So, if you decide your friends, friends of friends or everyone can see this photo or comment, it’s your choice. Find out how on popular sites.
It can be hard to keep up with the things we’ve done online so it’s a good idea to Google yourself now and again, and review your profiles on any social networks you use. That way you’ll know what other people find out about you, as well as things others might have posted about you.
If you stop using a social network remember to shut down your profile or delete your account.
Have you shared something you regret?
It’s so easy to share online, that sometimes you might post something and wish you hadn’t.
If you’ve posted something you regret on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr or another site, you should delete it from your account as quickly as you can.
Most websites have a way for you to report ‘content’ – like videos, pictures, comments or profiles – that upsets you.
Just like in school, most websites have a set of rules which they expect people using their site to obey. If you want to have something taken down from a site you should check to see if it breaks one of their rules.
Facebook calls their rules ‘Community Standards’, YouTube’s rules are called ‘Community Guidelines’ and other sites like Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram have their own sets of rules and ways to report. Before using any website you should read them to learn what is, and what isn’t, acceptable on the site. You should also learn how to report content to the site.
You can find out about the rules of the most popular social sites here.
Biphobia is the fear, hatred or dislike of, or discrimination towards, a person because that person is bisexual. The consequences can be very serious. Homophobia is similar to Transphobia and homophobia which is prejudice against someone who is Trans, gay or bisexual.
Transphobia is the fear, hatred or dislike of, or discrimination towards, a person because that person is transgender. This is sometimes referred to as transprejudice and the consequences can be very serious. Transphobia is similar to homophobia and biphobia which is prejudice against someone who is gay, lesbian or bisexual.