When your relationship ends, it’s important to think about what online content your ex has access to and what you might need to update to keep yourself safe.
Check out these online safety tips from Netsafe:
- Change your passwords: It’s not uncommon for people to share their passwords or other security information with their partner. If you break up it’s important to think about whether your ex has access to any of your accounts. It’s a good idea to change the passwords and security questions to all of your accounts, just to be safe.
- Privacy settings: If you’ve gone through a break-up make sure you check your privacy settings and make sure they are up to date. It’s important you know who you are sharing your information with online so you can keep yourself safe.
- Location sharing: A lot of apps allow people to share their location with friends and family. Make sure you’re not still sharing this information with your ex. Examples of some apps that may be sharing your location include Snap Map, Nearby Friends on Facebook, Find my iPhone and location sharing on Apple and Android devices.
- Intimate content: If you’ve shared nude images with your ex it might be a good idea to contact them and ask them to delete them. Remind them that it is against the law for them to share images without your consent, and they can be prosecuted if they do share them.