You should review your privacy settings often, and be as careful as possible when deciding who you give access to.
If you don’t know how to check or update your privacy settings, ask a trusted friend or adult for help.
It’s important to protect your own personal information and the personal information of others.
If your personal information falls into the wrong hands, it can pose a safety risk.
Luckily, there are ways to reduce the risk of that happening, and ways to deal with it if it has already happened.
Privacy issues arise almost every day, for example when you’re using Facebook, shopping or banking online, receiving unwanted calls from telemarketers, or sharing secrets with your friends.
This could include recording a photo or video of them doing something private or of their private parts.
It’s also a crime if someone uses the internet to record or live stream a person without their permission.
See our fact sheet on identity theft for more information.