How to spot fake account on Facebook?
More and more often SIC receives questions from internet users - how to check if Facebook account is trusted? What are the signs of fake account? Therefore, SIC has created advises and most common facts about fake accounts to help people avoid risks of sexual and emotional abuse as well as avoid becoming a victim of scammers who are pretending on social media to be successful businessmen, lonely militarists or usual people with family to involve internet users in their illegal activities. It is important that Internet users are cautious every time they receive a friendship or follow request from a stranger. One should thoroughly explore the account and only then decide of approving, declining or blocking the stranger. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify fake accounts because fraudsters are experienced in making “perfect accounts” later manipulating with people, threatening and finding their weak points to reach some benefits, mostly financial.
Access to resources
The next edition of Safer Internet Day (SID) will take place on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 with a theme of "Together for a better internet".
Below you'll find a gallery of resources - from across the Insafe network of Safer Internet Centres and beyond - to help you celebrate SID in your school... and indeed promote a safer and better internet all year through! Search by keyword or language to find resources to meet your needs, or just browse the list.