Communication & Social Networking

Online Actions have Offline Consequences

Being online – including using social media – should involve a high degree of responsibility, not only to protect yourself, but to ensure no harm results to others. There are different ways that people can be upset by...

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, commonly referred to as modern day slavery, is the trade of humans for the purposes of forced labour, sexual slavery or some form of commercial exploitation....

Social Media Phishing

It is well-known that email messages, texts and phone calls are methods commonly used by criminals to approach people with the aim of committing financial or identity fraud … or both. However, social media is also a favourite...

Spam Text Messages

Unsolicited texts from people you don't know are at best annoying, and at worst can contain links to malicious websites designed to steal your personal details and, ultimately, defraud you....

Chatrooms

Chatrooms are virtual places on the internet where people can get together and ‘talk’ using text. Some use specific programs to access and use the facility, others are built into websites, including social networking...

Blogging

A blog, short for web log, is a website that is regularly updated with new posts, similar to a diary. Services such as Blogger, WordPress and MSN Spaces have made it easy for private individuals and companies to set up their own...

Instant Messaging

Instant messaging (IM or DM)) allows you to ‘chat’ in real time over the internet in a similar way to mobile phone text messages. Advanced systems allow webcam and voice communication. The main systems are WhatsApp, Signal,...

Social Networking Sites

Social networking enables billions of people worldwide to stay in touch with their friends, share experiences and photographs and exchange personal content. In many ways it has replaced the telephone and email. For many users, it...

Skype & Other Video Calls

Internet video or voice (VoIP) calls are very inexpensive and convenient, and especially useful for online meetings between two or more parties who cannot – or do not wish to – attend face-to-face meetings, seminars, training...