Next Steps on social media

Next Steps is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so it’s easy for you to stay up to date with the study.


You can keep up to date with Next Steps by liking our Facebook page:

By default, only your Facebook friends will be able to see that you’ve liked our page, unless you change your settings.

Our Facebook page is public, so if you comment on our posts or like them, your name and whatever information you have made publicly available on your profile will be visible to anyone on Facebook.


Next Steps is also on Twitter. You can follow us at @nextstepsstudy.

Anyone with a Twitter account can see who is following our account or has liked, retweeted or commented on our tweets. Twitter users will also be able to click through to see your tweets, unless you have chosen to make them private (protected) in your Twitter settings.


Next Steps is now also on Instagram. You can follow us on @nextstepsstudy.

Our Instagram page is public. This means anyone with an Instagram account will be able to see who has liked our page or posts, or commented on our posts. Instagram users will also be able to view your Instagram and follow you unless you have made your account private.

Contact us by email, phone or post

If you have a question or comment about the study, we recommend you contact us by email, phone or post and not through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Find out how to reach us on the contact us page.

If you do ask us a question on social media (either by commenting on one of our posts or sending us a private message), please don’t include any personal details. It’s better to send these by email, as our servers will ensure your data is protected.

Be safe online

We strongly encourage study members to do everything they can to stay safe online. Here are some top tips:

Keep your information private. Limit what you share and who you share it with, and never post any personal information publicly.

Check your privacy settings. Always explore the privacy settings of any social media site when you set up your account and be aware that sites like Facebook change their privacy settings regularly — it’s important to check your own settings every once and a while.

Pick strong passwords. Don’t use anything that’s easy to guess, and change your passwords regularly.


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