The internet is a powerful tool for staying connected with loved ones, accessing information, and finding resources, but it is also important to be cautious and protect yourself from potential threats.
The threats pose danger to anyone, regardless of age, gender, nationality, race or personal conditions. Evidence shows that displaced people might be in an especially vulnerable situation, therefore UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency developed a 7 chapter guide to help you understand the risks you may encounter online.
Whether you’re browsing for jobs or accommodation online; sometimes chat with strangers from Facebook Groups; or have kids who are active on social media, this guide gives you practical information to be aware of the threats around you, and define steps to defend against them.
Online risks of violence, exploitation and trafficking
Understand the forms of violence that you may experience online and what to do if you fall victim.
Your privacy and security online
How to stay safe, private, and protect against scams while using the internet.