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Hi everyone,

Read this! Here's the Australian government's website on on how to protect your privacy (online and offline):

http://www.privacy.gov.au/topics/technologies

- How to handle personal security breaches

- Ensuring security, safety and privacy with your mobile phone

The links on the left have tips on how you and your loved ones can protect your privacy. They cover areas such as childcare, education, the workplace, healthcare, marketing, finances, law enforcement and national security.


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Info from http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16929680703:

Managing stolen ID at Facebook: If someone has stolen your identity or if you are subject to any other form of "account abuse", try this form: http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=fake_profile  or send an email, explaining your problem, to abuse@facebook.com  .


HOW TO DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK ACOUNT:

Go here (working link above):
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

Click "Submit" and follow the instructions.

Your account will be deactivated for two weeks, and if you DO NOT USE FACEBOOK IN ANY WAY during that period, your account is permanently deleted.
If you are experiencing problems with the link above (or anything else concerning your account) your best bet is to contact Facebook directly by sending an email to
info@facebook.com  explaining your problem.



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http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/

From the website: This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings.

NOTE: this scanner is not fully compatible with the latest Facebook privacy settings, so please be sure you check your privacy settings manually yourself.

This site is maintained on a volunteer basis, and though we hope to keep it up to date, there often isn't enough spare time to do so.
Follow the easy prompts to reclaim your privacy on Facebook! If you have any problems, contact these guys and gals here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reclaim-Privacy/121897834504447?v=app_4949752878&sk=app_4949752878#!/pages/Reclaim-Privacy/121897834504447?v=wall
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Openbook has a proposal for a simple Facebook Privacy slider. With screen shots!

http://youropenbook.org/proposal

Openbook exposes how Facebook can violate your privacy, and what they need to do to protect our safety and security. Facebook needs to stop trying to worm its way into getting people to release their private details without their knowledge or consent!

So you are all probably scartching your head and thinking, So what can we DO?

It's easy. Tell Facebook that they need to simplify privacy settings. Just post the above link!

Let me know what you think!
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From Men's Health Magazine:

Use websites that control who can see and comment on your personal info. Stay safe with these websites:

linkedin.com allows you control other people's access to your account to keep your privacy.

craigslist.com.au can give you an anonymous ID.

If you can't remove webpages that slander you, consider this:

claimed.com and naymz.com let you collect internet pages that have positive info on you pop up whenever someone types your name into a search engine. Both services are free.

http://au.reachout.com/find/articles/cyberbullying Cyberbullying is bullying on the Internet. Look here to find out how you can stop cyberbullying. Protect yourselves and your loved ones. The people affected by cyberbullying are real. And the consequences of online bullying can be devastating.

http://www.netalert.gov.au/

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/  Use Cybersmart to keep your children safe. Everyone deserves to be safe while enjoying the Internet.


Cybersmart
provides activities, resources and practical advice to help
young kids, kidsteens and parents safely enjoy the online world.

Cybersmart also offers training and resources for schools and materials for library staff.

And check this out! A dynamic and life changing Interactive anti bulling program:

http://www.projectrockit.com.au/ PROJECT ROCKIT is an interactive anti-bullying and youth leadership program that is run by young people for young people in both Primary and Secondary school settings. We are not a one-off entertainment act. We strive to achieve positive, lasting change by empowering young people to tackle the issues that are important to them.


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