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Online Privacy and Security Toolkit

A guide to developing good privacy and security practices online. Adapted from UW-Bothell, Nicole Gustavsen and Myra Waddell.

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Secure Your Accounts

Stay Safe on Social Media

Social media can be a dangerous place, especially for people with less societal power. People of color, LGBTQ+ people, undocumented people, women, young adults and children, and others who may be vulnerable in some way, can be targeted by individuals or groups for harassment, abuse, and even physical harm. Unfortunately, most social media companies have done little to protect these users, which is why it is important to protect yourself, both proactively and reactively.

Build a Professional Web Presence Using Social Media

Online reputation (good or bad) can dictate much of how we're perceived by the world. It can have an impact on future job prospects, applications to colleges and universities, and even social and dating lives. While it's impossible to control every aspect of our online presence, here are some tips to safeguard and improve your online reputation.