In this article you will learn 3 potentially life saving tips on how to stay safe on social media.
Technology has advanced and continues to progress, and social media is now an integral part of everyone's life.
Unfortunately, it makes it very easy for anyone to gather information about you, which they could use to do you harm.
So what can you do to protect yourself?
Social media is a great tool for marketing and businesses can use it to build valuable connections.
But as an individual, it is best not to let everyone know everything about you.
Protect yourself by keeping your accounts private.
Making your account private protects you by restricting the number of people who can access or view your account profile.
Another good idea is to be very selective about your ‘friends’ or ‘followers’, choosing carefully about who you wish to welcome or reject.
Even if you use social media for work-related purposes, do not share personal information such as your whereabouts or plans for the day.
You never know who’s looking and what they might use that information for, so be mindful of what you post.
This final thing is perhaps the most important of the three.
Never post your location or ‘check-in’.
Because if someone wants to do you harm, now they know exactly where you are.
And they also know exactly where you are not! Perhaps they will take this opportunity to rob your house or something like that.
Staying off social media is the safest option, but that is not practical for many people.
So if you don’t want to do that, use the above tips to help keep you safer.
Another thing you can do is educate yourself on digital security, not only on social media but on all digital devices.
If you want to learn more about it, you can check out ‘Evading and Escaping Capture’.
Did you find these social media safety tips useful? If so, please share them with your friends.
Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.
He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.
As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others.
These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan.
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