Facebook is growing social network ,everyone in internet are now known to Facebook. But are you safe using Facebook? simply follow these tips to make yourself safe in facebook.
- Set the Privacy settings on your profile to “Friends.” By doing this, you will be able to have control who has access to your information and pictures. For certain pictures, you can also select certain friends that you do or do not want them to see.
- Always monitor pictures that other people tag you on and puts yours. You can see the tagged pictures of you by going to your profile, click on “Photos”- you should see “Photos of You” and the number of tagged pictures. Click on that, and look through the pictures. You should be able to un-tag any unappealing photos of you, but people still have the ability to see it. Don’t hesitate for a to “un-tag” yourself from pictures that you do not approve of. Just click “Report/Remove Tag” under the “Options” on the bottom of the picture
- Do not post the pictures of yourself in any sorts of situations under influence of some substances. For eg: Dancing-on-the-bar pictures or candid shots of the last time you got hammered with your pals on happy hour. Don’t be caught with drugs, especially if you’re underage because anyone can just print out the picture and show it to your parents or principal.
- Think properly before you update your status and post photos.
- Avoid putting your phone number, mailing address, or your home adress in your profile. People often use words such as pet’s names or numbers as passwords, so it is not recommended to publish them on-line.
- Never post information regarding an upcoming vacation or trip as your status. Doing so is just asking for your house to be robbed.
- Keep changing your password every so often. Don’t make your password something obvious such as your birthday or mother’s maiden name. Try to have at least one capital letter, one lowercase letter, two numbers, and a symbol.
- Be careful who you friend. Don’t friend anyone out of your state/country unless you know them pretty well. Only friend people you know. You can add mutual friends that you don’t know if you want to, though not recommended.
- Before clicking on a link from Facebook, always remember to check the address bar, which should always display “www.facebook.com/” and nothing else like “www.facebook33.tk” or “www.facebook1.php”, etc. which is a giveaway of a phisher. It can steal your e-mail and password, as well as post spam links to your friends’ Walls.
stay safe, enjoy your social networking!