Keeping your profile safe

  • When online, make sure to keep private identity information to yourself.
  • If private identity information such as: full name, address, passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, mother's maiden name, phone numbers, or email addresses, if you reveal private information you may be vulnerable to identity theft or hackers.
  • If you are going to post things about yourself, make sure that it is personal not private.
  • Personal identity information includes things such as: age, whether you are male or female, number of siblings, favorite band, favorite food, number of pets, name of pets, opinion about an important issue.
  • When putting a post on your profile, make sure that you don't tell your current location.
  • To avoid contact with people you don't know, do not post where you hang out, and your sports team.
  • Keep relationship status private.
When you share things about yourself on your profile, not only can it be unsafe, but it could be viewed by professors and employers. If you are looking for a job, it might not be a good idea to say that you do inappropriate things with your time. Even worse, your parents could see it! external image moz-screenshot.pngexternal image moz-screenshot-1.png


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