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September is FASD Awareness Month

9 September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day and we’d love to see you wearing your red shoes during the whole month of September.

Red Shoes Rock! is about everyday kiwis stepping out in red shoes to build awareness of FASD during September.

Help spread the word by sharing why you’ll be Rocking Red Shoes in September!

#WaiParuKaRaru is the chance for you to have your say about our drinking culture and win some $$HMONEY doing it! It’s an awesome opportunity for young people (aged 16 to 30 years old) to get engaged in the kōrerorero about alcohol-free pregnancies.

For more, check out our Facebook page here> 

Cyber safety tips: social media

SIs cyber safety something you consider in your daily social media activities? You might be surprised to know that of the active adult users of Facebook, 66% reported they did not know privacy controls existed on Facebook and/or they did not know how to use the privacy controls. (Consumer Reports, June 2011).

Make yourself more cyber-savvy by following these tips to improve your social media security:

  • Beware of phishing scams. UC’s IT Services will NEVER ask you to provide password/account credentials via email or social media, and neither would any reputable organisation. Also see Stacey’s recent post on the blog about phishing.
  • Once posted, always posted. Online is forever and future employers will search you on the Internet. Be mindful of what you post!
  • Your online reputation. As what you post is permanently available online, think about your online reputation and how you want to portray yourself. For example, think carefully about profile pictures used in professional (eg. LinkedIn) vs. social networks.

For more helpful advice about keeping safe on social media, such as:

  • why you should learn about your privacy settings
  • protecting personal info
  • knowing and managing online friends
  • creating unique, strong passwords
  • keeping a clean machine

See the Stay Safe Online website. For more general information about cyber security check out the Connect Smart website.