Adding a picture to our Google account really helps other users find us, but is it safe?
For some online systems like Facebook it can help people find and friend people that we know in real life. However you can only have Facebook from the age of 13!
From our earlier work on internet safety we need to think carefully before we put images and information online. Our school e-mail already has our name, school and so adding a picture is a step too far.
BUT we want to make it easy for our friends so we can add a picture of ourselves… Just not a photograph but an AVATAR.
An avatar is an image or symbol that represents you in the online world. Today we are going to make our own avatar using one of the websites below. This image is what we can use to be our Google profile picture.
When we have made our avatar we have a big decision to make with some websites… Do we give our e-mail address to them to download the image?
What do you think we should do?