- Â Consider it first. Think twice before you post those photos that are racy and depict illegal or immoral acts.
- Clean up. Delete posts from friends that contain offensive language and ask them to stop.
- Check photos. Watch for photos where you are tagged and un-tag if necessary.
- Donât advertise your location. Broadcasting on Facebook or Twitter where you will be or that you are going away is a recipe for disaster. This may attract predators who will take advantage of you or the fact that your home is temporarily unoccupied.
- Think before you friend. Accepting a friend request from someone you do not know is dangerous.
- Wait before you un-friend. Un-friending someone immediately after an offline fight is the equivalent of a friendship breakup. It is painful to some people and can cause problems offline so calm yourself before you make such decisions.
- Leave it offline. If you have a fight with a friend, a disagreement with a boss, teacher or neighbor, or even problems at home, Facebook is not the place to discuss those matters. Keep them offline and resolve them privately.
- Keep it private. There is no need to post workplace discussions, your address, phone number or even your email address. Keep that information private.
- Skip the gossip. As juicy as gossip can be, donât discuss other people in a public online space.
- Itâs not a reality show. Posting in a negative way about your job, your boss not only damages your reputation but it could mean legal troubles. Be careful.
- Accentuate the positive. Facebook can be an invaluable tool to help you search for a job or internship and learn more about a college.
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