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WhatsApp has a dedicated safety portal and provides regular updates on its Terms of Service and new App Features. Below are some of their safety tips for Parents, Educators and Users alike: Terms of Service One way we help you stay safe on WhatsApp is through our Terms of Service. Our Terms of Service set forth the activities on WhatsApp that are prohibited. For instance, submitting content (in the status, profile photos or messages) that’s illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, harassing, hateful, racially, or ethnically offensive, or instigates or encourages conduct that would be illegal, or otherwise inappropriate violates our Terms of Service. We’ll ban a user if we believe that user is violating our Terms of Service. For more information about examples of activities that violate our Terms of Service, please review the “Acceptable Use of Our Services” section of our Terms of Service. On WhatsApp, we’ve created some basic…

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Do’s: 1. Be authentic – use a genuine profile picture, be honest in your bio and always tell the truth in your posts. 2. Understand the social media platforms you use – familiarize yourself with platform-specific features like geotagging and privacy. 3. Be respectful – Your opinion is not always the correct one, be respectful of other people’s views. 4. Report unacceptable behaviour – educate yourself on the dangers of cyberbullying, grooming, deepfake, etc. and learn how to screenshot, report and block! 5. Have fun, responsibly – Social Media platforms exist as a means to help all walks of life keep connected. Be responsible when using the platforms and also when it comes to the amount of time you spend on the platform. Don’ts 1. Don’t trust everyone you meet online – groomers and sexual predators exist and are very real! 2. Don’t share sensitive information – your ID number,…

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Social Media is the perfect hunting ground for potential kidnappers Kids are spending more time indoors and the way they socialize is changing. As parents, we think we are keeping our kids safe by keeping them in the house under our watchful gaze. But how safe are they really? Time spent with friends outside of the home is being replaced by socializing on the Internet – in chat rooms, playing online games and on social media. Most of our kids’ online activity is harmless and fun, but a growing percentage of children are falling victim to online predators and even kidnappers. Risks of Social Media More and more children and teens are active on social media, yet many are unaware of the potential dangers of engaging with others online. The inherent dangers of social media are magnified by the fact that many children engage in risky online behavior. Studies have…

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