Monday, 16 May 2016

Bovington HIVE - Supporting The Service Community

If you have just arrived or in the process of relocating and need access to a computer or printer, the HIVE has FREE internet facilities for service personnel and military families.
The HIVE also has a fax machine and photocopier if required. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Keeping Families & Personnel Safe On Social Media



It's always a good idea to keep yourself safe on social media so here's some good help and advice to make sure your privacy settings are set correctly.

You can never be too careful:
Social networking sites are great for keeping in touch with family and friends, and letting the world know what you’re up to. The ‘Online engagement guidelines’ make it clear that we encourage the safe and responsible use of social networking sites.

This page contains guidance on how to stay safe and to think about what you post online. Remember, that there may be those who use such sites for unsavoury reasons.
Be extra careful if you have identified yourself as being a member of the military or an MOD civilian.

There is a short guide to appropriate social media behaviour for defence personnel.
You can also download the Personal security online (PDF, 1.55MB, 11 pages) file which contains some more detailed guidance.

Security and privacy settings

Whenever you join a social network, you should always look at the privacy and security settings. Do this frequently as settings are subject to change. For example, on Facebook, access to friends only (Friends except Acquaintances) is always a good option as means others (friends of your friends) can't browse your pages, who you potentially don't know.

Each social network deals with privacy and security in different ways, and you shouldn’t share information on their service until you know where that could end up.

Pictures and videos

Pictures are powerful and often revealing assets that can also pose a risk to personal and operational security if placed in the wrong hands.

Whether in a professional or personal capacity, you should always consider what information you are revealing through imagery you publish online.

Always consider how the images and videos you publish might be interpreted, and what level of information they are displaying. Remember, unless you have appropriate privacy settings activated, there is a strong chance your images can be viewed by the wider public. Consider whether you wish to identify yourself, your colleagues, family members or your location, and how you are representing your profession.

There are video clips and lots more information on the GOV.UK website.

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.