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Social Websites ...!!

What is Social Networking ?

Social Networking sites are websites where you can create a profile all about yourself and contact other people. You can also upload photos, music and videos to share with other people, and on some sites, chat to other people on forums

Popular social networking websites include MySpace, Facebook, Habbo , and Twitter but there are lots of others. They are used by people of all ages and some people have profiles on more than one website

What else can I do to stay safe ?

Once you have registered and set up your profile you can start adding your friends and sending them messages. As long as you are careful online, you can have a lot of fun with your mates

Don't add anyone you don’t know to your friend list, even if they say they know you. If you don't know them, don't add them

People can create really great fake profiles, so be aware that even if someone says they are your age and into the same things as you, they might not be telling the truth

If someone contacts you or one of your friends with weird or nasty messages, don't reply to them and save the messages. Tell someone you trust such as a parent as soon as possible and show them what you have been sent

If you are writing a blog, be careful what you write in it. Don't give away too many details about yourself

Don’t arrange to meet someone that you have met online. Some people may not be who they say they are

If you are contacted by someone that you are unsure of on a forum, contact the forum administrator

Avoid sites that are meant for adults