In case You Missed the #PSOnlineSafetyMonth Forum

This past Monday, PeopleSmart hosted its first Twitter forum on online safety and identity theft protection. In case you missed it, here’s what we covered:

We discussed a variety of topics, including tips on how to stay safe when surfing the web and using social media. @CSID provided a few interesting facts like: “Those who upload family photos experience an above-average fraud rate of 6.5%,” as reported by Javelin Strategy and Research.


We had individuals share top concerns around identity theft and online safety. Children’s safety seemed to be a top priority for many.

We explained terms such as Private Personal Information (PPI), which is sensitive information that can be at risk for identity theft if handled without care. It should only be given out on a need-to-know basis. @the_mullinator provided us with some examples! Check them out:

For fun, we asked people if they ever typed their names into Google, only to be shocked by what they found. We liked @mikegray09’s answer!

To get a full recap of what was covered, search #PSOnlineSafetyMonth in Twitter for all the responses. We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the conversation. We hope you found it useful!

We hope you are as excited about November Online Safety Month as we are, here at the PeopleSmart headquarters. The Twitter forum may be over, but the discussion isn’t. Be sure to join the conversation by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and using #PSOnlineSafetyMonth.