Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How to protect from CyberBullying - Cyber Safety Measures for Teenagers

Cyber bullying is not only common rather increasing day by day among teenagers, school going students.  Cyber-bullying requires high level of attention because not only children are stressed at psychological level but often they go into depression or committed suicide or sometimes behave very aggressively or rudely after having been muddled in  cyber-bullying incidents.

Intentionally or unintentionally when a child, or school going student is harassed, humiliated,  by another child using mobile phones or any electronic media or Internet is called as Cyber-bullying

Cyber bullying incidents normally take place on social networking websites such as Facebook,  and Twitter etc. Mcafee 2014 study reveals that 87% of youth have witnessed cyber bullying.

Safety Measures Parents and Teachers can opt to save their child or student from being a victim of cyber bullying incident-

  1. To ensure safety and security parents and teachers must spend time with children and discuss their online activities. Know what exactly they do browse or post. It has been seen that girls prefer social media chat programs like Instagram while boys prefer to interact over gaming console. 
  2. Ask your child to enable privacy settings on Facebook, Twitter etc.
  3. Get access of your children’s social media accounts and passwords of children’s devices, in case of any emergency you can help them or know their whereabouts.
  4. Educate children to keep their passwords safe and tell them not share their passwords with their friends. 
  5. Schools must educate the students about cyberbullying, cyber ethics and cyber law as well. 
  6. Never allow them to share their personal information openly like email ids, mobile number or address etc.
  7. Tell them not to open emails or Facebook messages from unknown persons or from known cyber bullies. Ask them to delete such messages without reading. 
  8. Take Screen shots of cyber  bullying incidents and report the incident to the police.
  9. Report cyber bullying incident to the relevant website by clicking on the “Report Abuse” button.
  10. Educate children that social media friends may not be your real friends. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How to Report a fake facebook account

Many times non IT background people ask about how to block a fake facebook account or report any profile to facebook therefore I am putting all the required information on one page in order help non-IT people. Facebook has already given all the information on its website.

If someone is troubling you on face book  then Block or report  fake face book account-
If you have a Facebook account and want to report someone that's pretending to be you or someone you know:
  1. Go to the profile of the fake account.
  2. Click on the cover photo and select Report.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to file a report.
If you don't have a Facebook account and need to report someone who is pretending to be you, click on the below mentioned link to report  about imposter


Report a fake facebook account that’s pretending to be you?
Impostor accounts aren't allowed on Facebook. If someone created an account pretending to be you:
  1. Go to the impostor profile
    • If you can't find it, try searching for the name used on the profile or asking your friends if they can send you a link to it.
  2. Click on the cover photo and select Report
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions 

How do I report a Page?
To report a Page:
  1. Go to the Page you want to report
  2. Hover over More below the Page's cover photo
  3. Select Report Page
  4. Choose the option that best describes the issue and follow the on-screen instructions.

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