Do not share personal information or passwords on social networking sites, emails or in person. Know who you are talking to, as criminals can befriend you and get access to a lot of personal information such as where you go to school, where you work, when you are away on holiday – all of which could help them gain access to more valuable data.

Check your settings regularly as sometimes sites will change their settings - what you think is private can suddenly become public. As well as cyber criminals, other people who may be interested in your digital footprint are:

future employers, boyfriends, girlfriends, lawyers and journalists

More information on this can be found on the Get Safe Online website.