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3 in 10 S. Korean teens victimized by cyberbullying: study

Nearly three out of 10 South Korean teenagers have been bullied in cyberspace, but few have sought help. Types of bullying ranged from leaking private information, which was most common at 12.1 percent, to bullying while playing online games, which followed with 10.2 percent.

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How does Facebook use OTPs for security?

Facebook is a good example of how to use mobile devices to enhance online security. If you have associated your mobile phone with your account, you can text 32665 with the message “otp” and Facebook will text back a one-time special code you can use to login to your account. You can also use the Facebook mobile app “Code Generator” to create OTP codes.

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How can I increase my security when logging in to Facebook?

An advanced Facebook security option, “login approvals,” uses one-time password (OTP) codes to verifying your identity when logging in to your account. If you turn this feature on in your Security Settings page (> Account Settings > Security), you'll be asked to enter a special OTP login code each time you try to access your Facebook account from a new computer or mobile phone. This can help prevent a hacker from hijacking your account.

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How can I back up all my social networking data? Is it secure?

If you use social networks and webmail to conduct business, and share videos, photos, stories and events, you are storing a lot of information on these companies’ servers. In the event that something goes wrong with the site, you could potentially lose all of your information forever. To prevent this, many companies have introduced services to back up your information on social networks.

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How can I back up all my social networking data? Is it secure?

If you use social networks and webmail to conduct business, and share videos, photos, stories and events, you are storing a lot of information on these companies’ servers. In the event that something goes wrong with the site, you could potentially lose all of your information forever. To prevent this, many companies have introduced services to back up your information on social networks.
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How can I guide my children on using social networking sites safely?

Educating yourself is the first step to help your child use social networking sites safely.  

• Start by reading the tips about kids’ online safety on JustAskGemalto.
• Familiarize yourself with some of the popular sites for kids in their age group.
• Encourage your child to come to you with concerns or questions.
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How do I protect my children’s personal information on social networking sites?

Children need to know the details of protecting themselves on social networking sites.  A Harris/McAfee poll found that 87 percent of teens go online from a computer or mobile device outside of their home.  And, they are not just accessing the sites from their Macs or PCs but also from smartphones and hand-held gaming devices.  Here are some rules to follow:  

• Never include physical location in status updates.
• Chat only with people you know in the real world.
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What information on social media sites could be useful to identity thieves?

A lot of seemingly innocent personal information on social media sites can be useful to identity thieves. Home addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates are all examples. Identity thieves can use your pictures to fake an ID card.

Even information or pictures of your family can be used by identity thieves: Remember, family-related information, like "What is your mother's maiden name?" is often used as security questions for your bank or other personal accounts.

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Should I make my profile searchable on social media sites?

Search is an important part of social media as it enables anyone to connect with more people. Do you want to be found by a high school or college friend who is looking for you? Or is it more important to you to keep that private? It's best to make it a conscious choice and set up your profile the way you want, rather than leave it to the default settings. The default is usually that some of your profile information, like your name and main photo, can be searched on the site and in Google or other search tools as well.
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What information on social media sites could be useful to identity thieves?

A lot of seemingly innocent personal information on social media sites can be useful to identity thieves. Home addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates are all examples. Identity thieves can use your pictures to fake an ID card.

Even information or pictures of your family can be used by identity thieves: Remember, family-related information, like "What is your mother's maiden name?" is often used as security questions for your bank or other personal accounts.

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