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Web Safety PH had another milestone.

With the objective to educate more Filipinos about the online risks and best online safety practices, Web Safety PH and Yahoo! Philippines teamed up. Likewise, in celebration of the Safer Internet Day yesterday, Yahoo! Safely Philippines ,  Yahoo’s web safety portal, was launched.

For about a month, the two groups will collaborate on the web safety campaign in the Philippines. Yahoo! widely  believed to have a strong online presence locally and Web Safety PH, the 1st and pioneering cyber safety advocacy group in PH and the only non gov’t group listed in Global Resource Online Directory- Family Safety Online Institute, hopes to add a greater value to the Filipino online community. ,

Below is an article published at ABS CBN News about the partnership

source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/02/08/11/6-ways-protect-your-online-identity

MANILA, Philippines – Posting risque photos of yourself on social networking sites such as Facebook may be funny for you and your friends, but not for your parents and colleagues.

A picture of you getting drunk in a party, for one, may have damaging effects on your online reputation, and even your job.

Given this, it’s important to be more careful when sharing content on the Internet, according to web safety advocate Sonnie Santos.

“Most Filipinos lead 2 separate lives, one offline and another online. Just because they are online doesn’t mean they are free from the threats they fear offline,” he said.

Santos, founder of Business Values 2.0 and Web Safety Philippines, is among the many people who are hoping to educate Filipinos on safer, more responsible use of the Internet.

To this end, he has joined forces with Yahoo! Philippines for a website that is devoted to helping Filipinos making smart choices online.

The website, called Yahoo! Safely Philippines , was launched on Wednesday to mark Safer Internet Day (February 8).

“By launching Yahoo! Safely, we want to help parents, educators and youth safeguard themselves and create positive web experiences…It’s important that we take a proactive approach and work together as a global community to help foster a safer online experience,” Yahoo! Philippines sales director Arlene Amarante said.

Here are some tips from Yahoo! Safely Philippines on how to protect your identity on the web, particularly in social networking sites:

Use privacy controls. Websites such as Facebook let you control the information you share with your friends and the rest of the world. Use these to your advantage.

Know your contacts. Only let people you know in real life contact you online. When people try to add you as a connection and you don’t know them, block them so they won’t contact you again.

Protect your personal info. Posting personal information or photos lets strangers identify you more easily, putting your safety at risk. Don’t reveal your full name, address, phone number, school, e-mail address or other personal information to those you don’t know in real life.

Think before you post. Images, text and videos you upload on social networks and blogs can be copied and reposted over and over without you knowing.

Watch out for your friends. You play a part in creating your friends’ online reputations, too. Before sharing information or photos about your friends, stop and remember that what you post is permanent.

Keep an eye on your online reputation. Search for your name once a month to see what comes up. If you find information that isn’t true or that shouldn’t be public, work with the person who posted it or the hosting website to take it down.