Tips to stay safe on social media
Do you use social media apps like facebook, instagram, whatsapp or other such app?
If your answer is yes, you must read this article.
This article provides tips to stay safe on social media. Social media is such a platform which is popular among all age groups especially teenagers and school students. People keep on posting their personal photographs, videos and other information on social media websites and apps like facebook, instagram, whatsapp etc.
While using social media applications, you can keep few things in mind to keep yourself safe on such platform. Tips to stay safe on social media platform are.
1. Privacy Settings
All social media apps including facebook, instagram and whatsapp have security features. You can use these security features to keep yourself safe on social media platform.
Almost every social media application provides feature of privacy settings. You can use this feature to specify who can see your profile, send you friend request and many other such settings.
On facebook you can click here to apply privacy and other security settings.
On instagram you can click here to apply security settings.
Whatsapp security settings can be applied by clicking here.
2. Don’t accept all friend requests
Don’t accept all friend requests you receive on your social media profile. You must verify the sender before making someone friend on such websites. As fake profiles are also made by many people on such platform.
3. Don’t share your phone number
Social media apps like facebook also ask you for your phone number which can be seen by anyone in your friend list or others if security settings are not applied.
So it is better to avoid saving your mobile number as it can be misused by others. E-mail is considered secure in such environment.
4. Don’t share personal information
It is better for you not to share much personal information that may include your address, phone number, credit card number, date of birth and other such information.
This information can be used to hack your social media account.
I recently saw a news on an internet news website that a lady shared on facebook that she was going out for picnic with all here family members for two days. When she returned back she was shocked to see that there was a theft in her house. Information shared by her on facebook invited burglars.
It is not a good habit to share your pictures along with your family members especially kids on regular basis as they may be misused by others.
5. Keep a strong password
You must keep strong password for your social media account. You can click here for know tips for creating a strong password.
If you use social media app on your mobile phone it is always better to keep it password protected so that others can’t use this app if you give your phone to them for some other use.
6. Avoid installing third party apps
Option to install third party apps like games and quizzes are provided by facebook and other social media apps.
Some applications and websites also provide you option to log on using facebook account asking further to access your personal facebook profile and settings. It is always better to avoid such apps and websites.
7. Log off the app
If using app on office or public computer you should never forget to log off from your account. You should also log off from app if your personal computer is used by multiple users.
This article provides tips on how to stay safe on social media platform. These tips include applying privacy settings, not accepting all friend requests, not to share your phone number and other personal information, keeping a strong password , keeping your app protected on your smart phone,not to install third part apps asking to access profile information. You must log off the app after using it to stay safe on social media platform.
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