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Defence community warned of risks of social media

June 16, 2011

A new MOD education campaign is warning Service personnel and civilian staff of the importance of guarding personal information when using social media channels.

Still image taken from the Ministry of Defence's Personal Security Online educational video campaign 'Think Before You...' aimed at increasing awareness among the Defence community of the risks associated with sharing too much information over internet social media channels. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

With the campaign comes new MOD guidance for personnel using social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, which warns users about the risks of releasing too much information about themselves or other operational details.

Called ‘Think Before You…’, the guidance will be incorporated into Phase 1 training, when applicants first join the Services, and into other mandated training materials for serving personnel.

To read the rest of this article and view the ‘Think Before You’ videos, click HERE, or on the image above.

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