How can personal information be shared online?

Sharing personal information online can happen in different ways. These could include but not be limited to any of the following:

  • Through creating online profiles for social media, gaming platforms or video sharing sites
  • By sharing pictures and videos online, eg revealing a location by sharing a picture of you in your school uniform
  • By joining or being added to group chats – your phone number, profile picture and status could all become visible to other members of the chat
  • Bios on social media accounts, eg bios on Instagram remain public even when an account is switched to private
  • Memes you share - Some memes, such as ones looking at password strength or memes created about your school or class, can actually give away more information than you intended to