Communication technologies such as mobile phones, email, internet instant messaging programs such as MSN messenger, blogs and social networking community websites such as MySpace probably play an important part in your social life.
While all of these things are generally positive and give you further options for connecting with your friends, communication technologies can contribute towards violence - both unintentionally and intentionally.
Remember once you put images or comments on the website or send it in an email, you have no further control over that material or how widely it is distributed.
The use of communication technologies may also put you at risk of:
Some things you can do to help manage how much information you make available:
The Queensland Police Service Surf Safely webpage has some more tips to keep you safe whilst surfing the net.
Here are some tips for using communication technologies such as the internet and mobile phones. This information is not just about safety for you. It also includes responsible actions regarding others.