Social Networks

If you are using social networks in order to meet people online, it is important to make sure that you take precautions to keep yourself safe.

For example, you should be sure to meet them in a public place where there will be lots of other people around.

When using social media in this way, you should also be mindful of the personal information that you share online.

For example, sharing your home address would not be safe.

Be aware that once you upload things to social media, this forms your ‘digital footprint’, meaning a collection of information about you that can be found online.

In this respect you do not want people to be able to compile all of your personal details from your digital footprint.

As well as being careful how much of your personal information you share online, you must also make sure that you check your account privacy.

This is so that only your friends/followers can see certain information.