With our social media account especially with Facebook, we can connect with our friend and family easily. We also love posting pictures of our whereabouts and constantly update our status.
But don't you know that posting so much information on your account can be risky for your safety and security? So if you care about your privacy, keep your account protected by deleting this 12 things on your page!
Facebook helps your friends to remember your birthday. But remember, this is one part of an important information you have, together with your name and address. Don't you know that other people can use this simple information of yours to access your bank account or personal details? Also be careful of identity theft. Criminals are on Facebook too that may use your picture, name, address, birthday and pretend to be you to scam people!
2. Your Phone Number
What is the reason why your personal phone number is on Facebook? Are you looking for a TextMate? You should be careful about posting your personal phone number on your account. This information can be obtained easily by stalkers who can call you in the middle of the night for nothing.
3. Most of Your "Friends"
How many people are on your friends list? Do you know all these people? According to Oxford study, having a four-digit number of friends really is not sensible. Oxford psychology professor Robin Dunbar theorized that humans can maintain approximately 150 stable relationships and if we exceed, we are straining our cognitive capacity to remember who are these people. This means, having more people on our friend's list is bad for our brain.
So if you want to have healthier interaction with social media, unfriend or delete your unwanted friends.
4. Photos of your child or young family member
Kids are cute and adorable. That is why we love to share pictures of our kids online. But you never know who's watching. Any photo of your child may fall into the hands of pedophiles or child pornographers. Do not post partially or completely naked pictures of your kids online, nor their complete name, date of birth, place of birth, the child’s full name, or tagging of any photographs with a geographical location – anything that could be used by somebody who wanted to steal your child’s identity.
Also, there is an unwritten rule that one does not post photos of other people’s children on Facebook. Always remember that.
5. Your child's school
If it is not necessary, delete the post that indicates the name and address of the school where your child is attending. If the name of the school is tagged on your post, kidnappers or sex offender may find it easy to know where your child attends school.
6. Stop tagging your location
When you tagged your location at home, you are giving away easily your home address. When you tagged a place where you are vacationing, you are telling people you are not at home and chances of burglars is hight to come uninvited to your place.
7. You Manager
If you are friend with your boss on Facebook, you are giving him an opportunity to access your wall, view your post or status update and this including your not so good post about work.
8. When and where you're going for holiday
Letting everyone know that your house is going to be empty is an invitation to be robbed. Facebook is increasingly used by criminals nowadays to identify potential victims. So, stop informing the world that you will be going to somewhere on a specific date.
9. Your relationship status
If you want to celebrate the blossoming of a new relationship, don't do it on Facebook. It may not work out, and the consequent "in a relationship" to "single" status change will make you feel worse than you already do.
10. Boarding pass pictures
Taking a photo of your boarding pass is often a way to brag about your holiday, but don't be silly! The barcode on your boarding pass is unique to you and can be used to find the information you gave to the flight company.
There you go! If those things are in your Facebook consider deleting them, not just for your own safety but also for the rest of the family.
This article is filed under: Social Media, Facebook
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