Nowadays, it has become hard for people to not share their views, pictures, news, and videos online. The most common social media sites, Facebook, Instagram, Snap chat, and Twitter are a common ground where people interact and share what is going on in their lives.
Take a minute and think about the fact that your personal information is not only available to the audience on social media but also cybercriminals, spambots, people who you do not know. Even though when you share something, you are told that the personal information that you have entered will remain private. But have you ever wonder how much of it is true? Maybe what we are doing on social media is being recorded, and we are not just aware of it yet.
To help you protect your private information and keep yourself secured, here are some tips and tricks that you should follow to have a secured social media experience:
Do Not Share Private Information
Avoid sharing your private information like full name and address on social media. Not only your information but do not post about your family and private life. This might not sound dangerous to you. But you never know who might access your profile and use this information against you. Cybercriminals or stalkers can also find out your email address this way and send you emails that contain viruses. Tell your kids to not enter their personal information on an online contest which does not seem valid. It is good to take precautions.
Do Not Upload Pictures
Do not share your or your family’s pictures online. If you want to upload it, blur the details which can reveal details or put your family in danger. If you want to upload pictures, make sure to share it privately with only your closed relatives and friends.
Read The Terms And Conditions Before Signing Up
Do you click on agree without reading the terms and conditions? By doing this, you are putting your privacy in danger because you have no idea what you are agreeing to. Therefore, take out some time and read the agreement before you sign up.
Check The Privacy Control Settings
Did you know that you can control who can see, view, or comment on your posts? View the privacy control settings and select who do you want to view your pictures and things you share.
Avoid Sharing Negative Comments
Do not share negative comments or posts on your social media that you might regret in the future. For example, you applied for a job, and your new boss decided to view your profile. Maybe you posted something negative regarding their company, which they might not appreciate. This can get you in trouble, or you can even lose your job.
Ignore Clickbait Sites
Do not click on random websites. There are third-party sites like games or contests that might seem innocent, but these websites can capture your private information and use it.