A Reminder...

After recent events... I think it is a good reminder to step back from hair and remind everyone that the Internet really isn't an amazingly safe place to play. You really need to be careful about information you divulge and share. We've all been told these things before, but I thought a list of these things again with a few of my own observations (as an ammeture photographer) would be helpful. And any you would like to share are always appreciated.

  • Never offer any personal information including your last name, contact information, home address, phone numbers, school's name, e-mail address, last names of friends or relatives, instant messaging names, age, or birth date.
  • Never post provocative pictures of yourself or anyone else, and be sure any images you provide do not reveal any of the previously mentioned information. Always remember to look at the background of a picture too.
  • Assume what you publish on the Web is permanent. Anyone on the Internet can easily print out a blog or save it to a computer.
  • Use blogging provider sites with clearly stated terms of use, and make sure they can protect the actual blogs, not just the user accounts, with password protection. (Even so, it's better to assume anyone can see it.)
  • Avoid trying to "outdo" or compete with other bloggers.
  • Keep blogs positive and don't use them for slander or to attack others.
  • Be careful with what is SEEN in a photo. Develop an eye for detail and never give away your location by kids clothing having a school name int he photo, or having key landmarks that could be easily traced. Obviously that doesn't apply always, but if your home is near something that could be googled, don't supply that information. (this was mentioned earlier too, but I think this is very important.)
  • Retaliate/respond carefully to possible threats. Don't say anything that could antagonize someone who is cyber bullying or stocking. You don't know there mental state of mind, so be careful in how you react to certain threats.
(Some information taken form this website.)

Keep it safe out there guys and have a happy weekend!



  1. those are good tips jenn, i think i know what your talking about, hmmm? you dealt with it in a very quick & proffesional manner, a little girl added me thinking i was mindy from adopt a do, i had to correct her on this, i,ll actually have to delete her as she was too eager to talk to a srtanger,to wich i told her to be carful & she shouldnt be talking to me at all, its got me wondering now ill really be on my gaurd now thnxs be safe ppl xxxx

  2. Good tips...I try to be careful. Sometimes I google myself to see what info I can find out about myself. And just a tip, it's 'stalking,' otherwise you give the poor guys who work as stockers a bad name :P

  3. ohh my my!! I thought of these but never thought they were real!! I am very careful myself and try not to talk personnally....but sometimes I think one can get distructed....thanks for sharing;-)


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