The Internet is an unlimited source of information! We add content to it every day, including via social networks. However, there are some risks involved in using TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and so on. It’s best to be well informed before using them… so you can enjoy them safely!

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Discreet Browsing

Even if you think you’re acting privately, information on the Internet rarely stays private. Remember that anything you say or post can be seen and heard by anyone and interpreted differently by everyone. Also keep in mind that the information you post or share could unfortunately fall into the wrong hands.

Think before you click.


While browsing social networks, there may be times when you want to share your opinions and comments. Respectfully, this can be a very rewarding and constructive practice.

Unfortunately, it is very easy to hide behind your screen and post negative, intimidating or demeaning messages. Before you post, take the time to be 100% sure of yourself.

You should always ask yourself : would I say this if I were standing in front of the person? If so, go ahead and post, but if you think your post might have a negative connotation or hurt the person’s feelings, it’s probably best not to.

Think before you click.

Mystery message

A link to a video that seems strange or from someone you don’t know, an email announcing that you’ve won a prize or offering you something that’s too good to be true: it all seems very suspicious, doesn’t it?

Ask yourself : am I 100% sure of the source of this link? If the link is from a stranger, it’s best to ignore it. If it’s from someone you know, take the time to check if they actually sent you something. Clicking on a malicious link can get you into all kinds of trouble.

Think before you click.

New friends

Social networks often push us to have as many friends or followers as possible. We often receive invitations from friends or acquaintances, but sometimes also from strangers. Before accepting someone, be 100% sure that you want them to have access to your publications. Ask yourself : do I really know the person who is sending it to me? If you’re unsure, it’s probably best not to accept.

Think before you click.

Photo of yourself

When you want to share a photo of yourself, take the time to think about who might see it. Even if you think you’re just posting it for your friends or sharing it with one person, you never know where the photo might end up. Be 100% sure before you post. When you share a photo, ask yourself : Am I ready for all my classmates and schoolmates to see it? If the answer is no, it’s probably best not to.

Think before you click.