family or a friend. One way to determine what others can see on your social media sites is to use a computer that you have not signed into the social media site on before. You can create a “generic” account and search for your name to see what information others can see.
Personal Information Risks Before you post or respond to someone else’s post, think about what information is in the content. Could it reveal personal information about you that you would not otherwise disclose? For instance, look at the backgrounds of pictures before you post them. Does the background show some detail that someone could zoom in to find out where you live or other such details you might not want to share?
Avoid Online Surveys You have probably seen those“fun” surveys your friends have in their status updates, like “15 Things You Didn’t Know About Me.” The problem with these types of surveys is they often request you enter in personal information to complete them, so it is best to simply not do them.