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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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Does photo tagging create any risks?

Yes, photo tagging can create some risk. You don't have any control over others' privacy settings. If someone tags you in a photo on Facebook, your picture is then available for that person's friends list to see, and perhaps more - even the entire Web - depending on their privacy settings.

However, there is a way to set up your privacy settings so that others cannot see photos tagged with your name.

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