Internet saftey and social media

Are you safe?

How do you use social media?

There are a lot of ways that social media can be dangerous, oversharing information is a potential big threat, such as posting phone numbers and addresses, as well as using location services so people know where you are and where you usually visit.

Have you posted inappropriate photos?

When people post an inappropriate photo, they may think its "cute" or funny, and even cool. But what they don't think about is who can see it, and where it will end up. A lot of the time these photos will come back to haunt you at the most inconvenient times such as when you're job searching, or applying for college and scholarships. Keep in mind that things posted online can stay there forever.

Do you know your audience?

People on social media tend to allow anyone to see what they're up to and to chat with them by accepting a friend or a follow request. Or even by leaving their profiles open so anyone can see them. This is usually not a good idea, as you do not know who is looking at your profile and what their intentions are. Ask yourself, do you trust these people with the information you're sharing? Remember its not always about what you post, but how others will use that content.
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