Shield Your Socials!
Three Good Habits to Stay Safe on Social Media
Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter – social media is everywhere and it’s now an integral part of our society. Many of us find ourselves checking up on our socials several times a day and posting snippets from every aspect of our lives. Sometimes it can be easy to overlook privacy, but don’t forget that your social media and the information attached to it are valuable. To ensure your privacy and protect your character online, add positive habits into your social media routine.
Follow these steps to shield your social media from danger:
1. Take privacy seriously
Know the privacy settings available and use them
Monitor information the platform and other users have access to, like your location
Make sure your account has a secure password and enable extra authentication options
2. Consider your reputation
Know that once you post on the Internet, it may eventually become public
Remember that posts could be monitored by important people, like job recruiters
Don’t overlook what others post about you and ask them to remove it if necessary
3. Read the fine print
Don't skip the Terms of Service
Make sure you are informed of the regulations before engaging
Know what rights users have and what liberties the platform may take
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