Facebook Safety | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

The intention of Facebook is for people to share their experiences, connect with friends and family and build communities. It is also a space for the more than two billion users to freely express themselves, and to feel empowered to communicate without being a target for abuse. Unfortunately, there are people who abuse this “privilege” …

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Twitter Safety | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

“We’re dedicated to making Twitter a safe place for free expression” – Twitter This post has been curated from information on the Twitter Safety Centre. Free expression is a human right. Everyone has a voice and the right to use it. On Twitter, you should feel safe expressing your unique point of view with every …

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Revenge Porn | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

What exactly is revenge porn? For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to persons who maliciously share naked, nude or sexually explicit photos of someone else without their permission. It can be distributed via social media, text messages, emails or even uploaded onto pornographic websites. The intention is usually to humiliate someone, or gain …

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Cyberbullying | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

Cyberbullying on Social Media – what is it and how can you prevent it by Dove South Africa In today’s digital age, image plays a more prominent part in young people’s lives than in previous generations. In a world of selfies and social media, ever-present camera-phones and easy-to-use editing software, it’s hardly surprising that appearance …

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Sexting | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

The world of social media has given us so many good opportunities however dangers lurk, especially for girls! What is sexting? Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, or images, primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others. It may also include the use of a computer or any digital device. The term was first …

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Dating Sites | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

Online dating has become one of the most popular ways of meeting new people nowadays. As fun and convenient as it may seem it does not take away the fact that when you choose to become one with the online dating community you are basically opening yourself to strangers that essential “live” on the internet. …

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Images | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

Due to an increase in “online transactions”, many women can find themselves in very dangerous situations. An example: A self-employed businesswoman may be contacted via inbox on her LinkedIn account by a man that would like to to set up face-to-face meeting. Does the businesswoman REALLY know who she will meet in person? Could it …

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Monitoring | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

Safety online is important for all but especially so for victims of domestic violence. Often, women that are cyber-stalked by their partners, don’t know that the cyber crime is taking place until it is too late. Abusive partners may use spyware software to monitor their victims movements, conversations and online activities on either a computer …

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Hashtags | 2019 #16DaysOfActivism

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence is an annual international campaign that seeks to raise awareness against the violation of women and children. The campaign runs from the 25th of November until the 10th of December. For 2019, the UN Women has launched the campaign under the theme: Orange the World: Generation Equality …

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