#worldsocialmediaday is June 30

Whether you spend a little or a lot of time using social media, anyone who uses these platforms is potentially at risk from cyber criminals and their tactics.

Stalkers and cyberbullies can use social media to track your movements. Current and future employers can use social media to see messages from you that may have been intended only for friends or family. Here are five things you can do for a safer social experience.

  • Turn on privacy settings.
  • Don’t give away your location.
  • Don’t say how long you’ll be in a particular location.
  • Don’t share any photos of yourself that you wouldn’t want your boss to see.
  • Be comfortable with your message living on the internet forever. If you’re not comfortable, don’t publish it.
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