Social media are omnipresent these days. Most youth have smartphones which allow them to use social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and others continuously. According to Eurostat, 92% of 16-24 year olds use the internet daily in 2016. 84% of 16 to 24-year-olds use social media, 70% use it to obtain knowledge or information.
Social media offer a good opportunity to interact with friends and family and also offer the possibility to get into contact with people from other countries and cultures. However, they also pose many dangers. Openly accessible information can be used in so called “Cybercrimes” such as online scams, identity theft and phishing, to name but a few. More than 1 Million people worldwide become victims of cybercrimes every day (Norton Cybercrime Report 2012). Furthermore, youth nowadays often post a lot of personal information and do not understand who can see that information or how other people can use that information against them.