Today are those days that are marked on the calendar to highlight something that we must keep in mind during the other 364 days of the year.

Today I have not only wanted to write this article because we continue with our Digital Health modules, but also to mark this date with a little reflection and some tips that we must continue giving in the classroom. For those who do not have it present today is February 5 and is the day of "Safer Internet Day".

But, what is Safer Internet Day?

Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a historic event in the onlíne security calendar. Beginning as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project at 2004 and taken over by the Insafe network as one of its first actions at 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its geographical area and is now celebrated in approximately 140 countries around the world. , including Spain.

From cyberbullying to social networks, each year, Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging problems on the Internet and choose a topic that reflects current concerns.

Taking advantage of this day, our module of Digital Health will speak today with the students about our PRIVACY in the SOCIAL NETWORKS.

"EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN OUR DIGITAL LIFE HAPPENS IN OUR REAL AND VICEVERSE LIFE, ARE NOT INDEPENDENT WORLDS"

From the moment our name appears on the internet, our digital identity and online reputation are being configured.

We must remember that most of the information that we can find about us in the network: photographs, opinions, data, etc ... we will have posted them ourselves.

"IF WE RESPECT OUR OWN PRIVACY AND THAT OF OUR FRIENDS AND FRIENDS, WE WILL HAVE A DIGITAL IDENTITY THAT WILL NOT BE HARMFUL"

One very important aspect of these Digital Health workshops is to make the students aware of the repercussion that it can have, when you are no longer the owner of your information.

A photo that now seems harmless may have a negative focus in a few years. Internet "does not forget" and we must be aware of this, we can not have a short or medium term view when we deal with our data in the network.

Social networks are the site in which we dump most of the personal information that can be found about us on the internet. For this reason, the correct configuration of privacy in our profiles is fundamental to protect our data.

Other important tips that we must take into account before publishing data or photographs on the networks are:

  1. Do not include personal information in the name used in the social network. If our name is Juan García and I have 15 years, our Nick in the network can not be juangarcia15 or juangarcia2004 for example.
  • Be careful with the profile picture. In most cases this photo is public and can be copied or pasted in different places.
  • Remember that when a photo is uploaded to the Internet you lose control over it. Any of your friends or followers can make use of it by copying or pasting it in other places or networks.
  • Posting a photo on the Internet may imply that this photo may be circulating on the web all of life.
  • Review from time to time what others publish about you. Sometimes family or friends can post photos or data where they show relevant information about our routines, customs or tastes.
  • Control the number of friends or followers you have accepted. An important thing that we should know is that "The number of followers is inversely proportional to the level of privacy of our profile."
  • Be aware that today's friends do NOT necessarily have to be tomorrow's friends.
  • Distrust generic profiles. Sometimes we receive requests for profiles with generic clothing brands, names of stores, supposed clubs, etc.