This is about personal information and whether it is safe to give it out. For example, it might apply to an online registration form or someone requesting contact details so they can send you a prize.
WHO wants the information? WHY are they asking for it? WHAT will they do with it?
This is about someone you have never met before contacting you online or through a messaging service to invite you to a meeting.
WHY should you never arrange to meet anyone you have only met in cyberspace? WHAT might happen?
WHO should you tell?
This is about email and attachments and what you need to think about before opening them.
WHO sent it? WILL it be safe to open it? WHAT can I do to protect myself?
Anyone can put anything on the internet and anyone can use the communication technologies to contact others. For example, chat, SMS, email, IM.
CAN I rely on information on the web to be true? CAN I rely on someone I can’t see telling me the truth? WHAT can I do to check?
Sometimes no matter how careful we are we might come across things that upset us.
WHAT can I do when web sites and messages make me feel uncomfortable? WHO can I tell? WHAT can I do to stop it happening again?
Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew