While most people who use social networking sites are well intentioned, you need to be careful about the information that you share and how you protect it.
People can inadvertently or intentionally use your information to embarrass you, to damage your reputation, or even to steal your identity. Staying safe online takes some diligence and intelligence on your part, but it’s all essentially common-sense little bits that you just need to pay attention to. If you can be cognisant of the atmosphere and always willing to put in a little extra effort, you can greatly reduce the risks associated with social media.
The following are some easy tips on how to protect yourself:
Privacy and Security Settings exist for a reason. Learn about and use the privacy and security settings on social networks. They are there to help you control who sees what you post and manage your online experience in a positive way.
Ensure that all of your accounts are set to PRIVATE accounts.
Only your friends should be able to see your posts, not friends of friends.
Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.
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