4 Tips for Being Safe on Social Media in Lifestyle

Here are Young Scot's top 4 tips to staying safe on social media.

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1) Know who you're talking to

Only add people on Facebook that you've actually met, and remember that Twitter is an open forum, meaning that potentially millions of people could read the information you share.

2) Think before you post or share anything 

Try and think about the people who could potentially see what you’ve posted. For example if someone who has authority over you is friends with you on Facebook, you may want to try and avoid posting an inappropriate image that may get you in trouble!

3) Avoid posting too much personal information

Use nicknames wherever you can and avoid posting details about your family, your email address and your phone number.

4) Don’t give out your username 

Avoid sharing your Whatsapp, Snapchat or Skype to strangers on Twitter or Facebook, as you don’t know who could be adding you.

Find out more about staying safe when chatting online and how to create a positive online presence.