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Quiz: Your personal safety online

Test your knowledge when it comes to staying safe online


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This factsheet is an extract from the publication Know Your Rights: The Rights of Children and Young People published by the Children's Rights Alliance. It is reproduced here with their kind permission. Know Your Rights is a public information project designed to inform everyone, in plain language, of the rights and entitlements children have in Ireland and where to go when they are not respected.

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Q1. What is my personal data?

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Correct! Personal data includes your name, address, date of birth, your medical information, your personal email address, your location data, your mobile or device’s IP address (this is a unique and identifiable code for your device that allows it to operate on the internet). Read our article to learn more about your rights when it comes to your personal data.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. Personal data includes your name, address, date of birth, your medical information, your personal email address, your location data, your mobile or device’s IP address (this is a unique and identifiable code for your device that allows it to operate on the internet). Read our article to learn more about your rights when it comes to your personal data.

Q2. At what age can I legally join a social media platform?

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Correct! If a social media platform uses your personal data you have to be 16 years old to sign up without your parent or guardian’s consent. By social media platforms, we mean apps like Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. Read our article to find out more about your rights online.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. If a social media platform uses your personal data you have to be 16 years old to sign up without your parent or guardian’s consent. By social media platforms, we mean apps like Snapchat, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. Read our article to find out more about your rights online.

Q3. Is it legal for me to share naked photos of myself online or through a messaging app if I am under 18?

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Correct. If you are under 18 and you send a sexual image of you it is considered child exploitation material under the law. This means that you and the person you send it to could be in serious trouble with the law. This is because possessing or distributing explicit images of a young person under 18 is illegal and can lead to criminal prosecution. Read our article to learn more.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. If you are under 18 and you send a sexual image of you it is considered child exploitation material under the law. This means that you and the person you send it to could be in serious trouble with the law. This is because possessing or distributing explicit images of a young person under 18 is illegal and can lead to criminal prosecution. Read our article to learn more.

Q4. Is it legal for me to share naked photos online of someone else who is under the age of 18?

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Correct! It is not legal to share naked photos of someone else who is under the age of 18. The law views posting or spreading pictures like these as distributing child sexual abuse material often referred to as child pornography. Read our article to find out more.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. It is not legal to share naked photos of someone else who is under the age of 18. The law views posting or spreading pictures like these as distributing child sexual abuse material often referred to as child pornography. Read our article to find out more.

Q5. How can I protect my privacy and personal data online?

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Correct! There are more ways that what we have suggested to stay safe online, but they are a good place to start. Read our article to learn more about protecting yourself on the internet.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. There are more ways that what we have suggested to stay safe online, but they are a good place to start. Read our article to learn more about protecting yourself on the internet.

Q6. What should I do if I see something that troubles me online?

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Correct. Most websites have a system where you can report a post or picture that you find distressing or troubling. If you come across something more serious that you suspect to be illegal like child sexual abuse material, you can report it anonymously in a secure and confidential way on hotline.ie.

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Sorry, that is incorrect. Most websites have a system where you can report a post or picture that you find distressing or troubling. If you come across something more serious that you suspect to be illegal like child sexual abuse material, you can report it anonymously in a secure and confidential way on hotline.ie.

Q7. Where can I find more information about staying safe online?

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Correct! You can find more information on Webwise, the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre. Cybersafe Ireland also has useful resources on their website on safe internet use. You can also visit our Online Safety section for all your online safety needs.

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Correct! You can find more information on Webwise, the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre. Cybersafe Ireland also has useful resources on their website on safe internet use. You can also visit our Online Safety section for all your online safety needs.

So, how did you do?

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Woops! It seems like you could learn more about your personal safety online. Not to worry, our Online Safety section and Rights section have loads of information about your rights online and how to stay safe while on the internet.

Okay, it seems like you could learn more about your personal safety online. Not to worry, our Online Safety section and Rights section have loads of information about your rights online and how to stay safe while on the internet.

Well done! You know a good bit when it comes to your personal safety online. If you would like to learn more about your rights and staying safe online, visit our Rights and Online Safety sections.

Well done, you know your rights when it comes to staying safe online. If you would like to find out any more information on your rights or staying safe online, visit our Rights or Online Safety sections.


Published June 17th2020
Last updated Octo­ber 23rd2020
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