Here are some notes Dorothy sent along:
What does Security mean to you?
- Adjust your account settings to ensure you only have friends viewing your Facebook
- Make sure password is STRONG and change on a regular basis
- Make sure you log out of shared computers, otherwise anyone can get in to your account
- Don’t include sensitive information, ie. Where you live, phone numbers, email address, cell phone number, etc
- If your account is hijacked and the hacker has changed the password, go to Facebook and to the “FORGOT MY PASSWORD” and change it with the on-screen instructions, that way Facebook can email you a new password. Make sure you have an email account associated with your account.
- Trust your instincts, if you don’t feel comfortable, don’t do it
- Don’t advertise you are away on vacation
- Facebook will never email you asking for your login information
- Beware of Scams and phishing (a method used by criminals to get your personal information)
- If it’s too good to be true, it is
- If you think a friend has been hijacked, let them know to change their password
- Reporting Scams – click on “Report a link” and follow on screen instructions. Email email@example.com telling them the member who is bothering you or if it’s an advertiser, email firstname.lastname@example.org Be very specific in the details.
Some Information from the Facebook Help Centre
Here are 6 things you can do to help keep your account safe:
- Protect your password:
- Don’t use your Facebook password anywhere else online.
- Never share your password. You should be the only one who knows it.
- Avoid including your name or common words. Your password should be difficult to guess.
- Use our extra security features. (https://www.facebook.com/help/413023562082171)
- Make sure your email account(s) are secure.
- Log out of Facebook when you use a computer you share with other people. If you forget, you can log out remotely.( https://www.facebook.com/help/174571515935086)
- Run anti-virus software on your computer:
- Think before you click or download anything.
TO DO FOR PRACTISE:
- Click drop down arrow, top right corner of the Top Navigation Bar, click Settings, Click Privacy
- Click Use Activity Log, click Activity Log – you can hover over the Pencil to the right of each item and delete/Unlike and remove this from your Timeline
- Go to YOUR NAME along the Top Bar, Click the 3 dots …Click Timeline Settings
- Review these settings
- Go to the PADLOCK, do a Privacy Check up and make any changes as necessary
- Click the Padlock, go to the bottom to Privacy Basics – Review on your own time
- Go to drop down arrow, top right corner of Top Navigation Bar, Settings
- Timeline & Tagging
- Ads – go to 3rd Choice, Manage Preferences, Edit – delete out companies that you don’t want
- Support Inbox
- Safety Center
- Bullying Center
- Safety Check
- Go to YOUR NAME …
- Click on the 3 dots …See if your profile has changed
- Change the Video Settings to OFF – this makes it so that videos don’t play when you scroll down your News Feed
Photos – put your USB stick in the PC/Laptop
- Lend a personal touch to Facebook
- Sharing with Family and Friends, events and up to the minute pictures
- Wedding, birth, winter storm, flowers, endless possibilities
- Individual photos get added to an album, where as if you upload a series of pictures, you can give your album a name
TO DO FOR PRACTICE:
- Upload 1 photo in your What’s On Your Mind Box
- Upload multiple photo’s to create a photo album
- Pick your audience – Friends, Custom, List
- Review your Albums – who have you shared them with – Friends, Public ?
- Open a photo and Edit by clicking Options or Edit on the Right side
- Sharing your photos with a NON FACEBOOK friend
- Go to an album, Click the * in the top right corner and click GET LINK. Copy the link and send in an email – works great
- Download a picture
- Change your Profile Picture or Cover Photo – Click on the Camera icons and browse to a picture you want to upload
- Uploading Videos – must be under 1 MB in size and made by yourself or your friends and under 20 minutes.