Social Networking Safety Tips
Social networking is a method of communication with people through online platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Over the years, social networking has become an important part of life for both adults and teens. The popularity is due to the ability of meeting the needs and interests of a vast majority of people. For teens it is a way to socialize with friends, by sharing the latest events, photos and videos. Adults use social platforms for the same reason as teens, while also utilizing each platform in a professional manner as well. It is a valuable tool for businesses in that it allows them to interact with like-minded professionals, customers and other businesses. With all the benefits social networking offers, it is easy to overlook the risks that are involved. Said risks include threats of criminal activity, such as, stalking, bullying, identity theft, and hacking. Also, users may fall prey to impersonators who can cause damage to their reputation and standing with the very people they are trying to network with. To make the best use of social networking while avoiding the risks, users will need to understand and follow a set of basic safety tips that are easy to remember and highly effective.
|These safety tips can be viewed in the TTCSIRT document entitled Social Networking Safety Tips|