Protect your data and privacy on social media by being proactive, aware, and responsible. To help promote safe social media habits, download and print the Social Media Villains posters.
You are personally responsible for the information that you post. Once you post information online, you can not delete it. Only post information you are comfortable with anyone seeing. This includes information and photos in your profile, blogs, and other forums.
Be careful about installing extras on your site. Many social media sites allow you to download third-party applications that provide more features. Criminals sometimes use these applications to steal your personal information.
When at work, follow your department’s guidelines regarding the use of social networking sites. Some areas do not allow the use of social networking sites while at work.
Never post business-related information — especially photos or anything that includes High-Risk Information such as Social Security Numbers (SSN) or Protected Health Information (PHI).
Talk to your kids about social media. Explain what information is private, what pictures are okay to post, and how to decline requests to meet people.