Earlier this month, the OSC joined Fiji Police in a Cyber Safety Pasifika training.
The one day seminar was officially opened by Fiji Police Force Director SSP Serupepeli Neiko and helped participants understand the safety tools available for agencies to better cater for their respective citizens.
Facebook is the world’s largest social media platform and Fijians are no stranger to using the application daily. The platform helps us connect with family and friends around the world, communicate with loved ones about our daily activities and even share our thoughts on hot topics such as politics, education and more. The recent pandemic highlighted how technology, especially social media apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives.
It is important to be aware of simple security checks and privacy check up that you as a social media user can use to make sure that you are safe online. Although there is no 100% safeguard to the ills of being online, setting up important safety checks can help.
Some routine tips to keep in mind include:
- Changing your passwords to your accounts and not sharing them with anyone;
- Log off your social media account when you finish using is; and
- Being cautious of adding friends or following people you may not know offline.
Photo Credit: Fiji Police Force