yahoo-nzStay Safe and Secure on Yahoo

At Yahoo, we make the world’s daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalised experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world.

We are committed to providing tools and educational materials for you to safely explore the online world. Head over to Yahoo Safely at for simple tips on how to use the safety tools for our products, advice from experts, educational videos and much more.


Use a sign-in seal to secure your email account from unwanted intrusion.

A sign-in seal is an image, photograph or words that you select that displays when you login to your Yahoo account to let you know you’re on a legitimate Yahoo site.

To create your seal:

  1. Go to the Yahoo Sign-in Seal creation page at
  2. Click Start and follow the on-screen instructions to finish your seal.

Photo Safety on Yahoo

On Flickr, millions of members from all over the world are sharing their experiences and creating memories by uploading photos and videos. Using Flickr safety tools, you can map where your photos were taken and only share them with people you know. To make privacy easier, you can use default privacy settings to automatically limit who can see your photos and the location tied to those photos.You can also change the settings on individual photos.

Set Safety Tools

We have an additional safety tool for locations that you’d like to be more private than your global default, like your home or child’s school. For those, Flickr offers the ability to create a geofence, which is a hotspot on a map that has special privacy setting.This gives you the ability to make certain geolocations more private. In your Geo Preferences section on Flickr:

  1. Click Create New under “Set up your geofences.”
  2. Search for the location where you want your geofence or drag a point onto the map.
  3. Name your geofence and select your preferred settings.
  4. Click Next, and you’re done!
Yahoo! has provided this advice for keeping yourself safe when using their services. This content is adapted from “Staying Safe Online” which is available to download here.