Happy Safer Internet Day 2017!

Happy Safer Internet Day 2017!

Social Surfing
Safer Internet Day is organized annually by United Kingdom Safer Internet Centre, and every year sees many organizations and individuals come together to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology, and how we can all create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and others, to come together in helping to create a better internet. At Centre for Social Research, we have been working on the cause of…
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Privacy Basics on Facebook

Privacy Basics on Facebook

Online Safety
As part of our weeklong campaign towards Safer Internet Day 2017, today we look at one of Facebook’s newest features. Privacy Basics was launched on Data Privacy Day (January 28), and it makes it easy to find answers about privacy, and how to control one’s information on Facebook. With 32 interactive guides available in 44 languages, Privacy Basics features topics based on users’ most frequently asked questions on privacy and security. Privacy Basics gives you tips for things like securing your account, understanding who can see posts and knowing what your profile looks like to others. Built in an interactive and fun way, Privacy Basics answers most of one’s most fundamental queries pertaining to Facebook usage, and thus is a one stop shop for any user. Privacy Basics is part…
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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

Social Surfing
Internet – the online version of the real world. It is the space where our relationships, careers and various aspects of our professional and personal lives, seamlessly integrate with each other. Along with all the advantages of blurring of geographical boundaries, and connecting with people from various corners of the world, it is a sad but true reflection of reality, that many offline crimes such as stalking, harassment and violence, are also manifested in the offline spaces. With this thought, we bring to your notice that Safer Internet Day is approaching, this year on Tuesday, 7 February, with the theme of 'Be the change: Unite for a better internet'. Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a significant day in terms of online safety. Originally an initiative of…
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#Whatsapp Safety Tips: Do Not Download Unverified Attachments!

#Whatsapp Safety Tips: Do Not Download Unverified Attachments!

Online Safety
It’s a basic etiquette we all email users learned, downloading an unverified attachment is a bad idea. Usually it’s some sort of a scam. Let’s talk about the latest one doing rounds in India on Whatsapp. If you receive a random forwarded message with an attachment "NDA-ranked-8th-toughest-College-in-the-world-to-get-into.xls" Or "NIA-selection-order-.xls" I can assure you it’s a virus! It provides your personal details to the sender. Hence highly recommend not downloading it. For anyone who has downloaded it, please run a virus scan on your phone right away to ensure it is removed. Here are some of the top android virus scans apps. Easily downloadable from Google Play Store. Another good setting for check it the auto download setting on Whatsapp, Go to Settings and then Data Usage Then one by one…
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Social Surfing Campaign Rules

Social Surfing Campaign Rules

Social Surfing
Duration: 31 Days (1st Jan - 1st Feb) Prizes: One prize 10 K Entries: #PasswordKyaHai Rules: Eligibility: The Campaign is open to all those who believe in the power of social media and have a knack for networking (read organic network). Agreement to Rules: By participating, the contestants agree to be bound by these rules, and take full authenticity of the eligibility requirements. In addition, they solely agree to accept the decisions made by the #SocialSurfing team as final and binding, pertaining to the content of the Campaign. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online from 1st Jan to 1st Feb (Noon) IST. How to Enter: The Campaign entry can be submitted via a desired hash tag. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to…
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