Read this! Here's the Australian government's website on on how to protect your privacy (online and offline):
- 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.
Info from http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=
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.
HOW TO DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK ACOUNT:
Go here (working link above):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your problem.
From the website: This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings.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-
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!
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://www.cybersmart.gov.au/ Use Cybersmart to keep your children safe. Everyone deserves to be safe while enjoying the Internet.
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.