11 Ways To Stay Safe On Facebook
11 Tips To Help You Stay Safe On Facebook
- Set strong passwords: (#ad) Use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols, and avoid using personal information like your name, birthday or phone number.
- Use privacy controls: Check your privacy settings and limit who can see your posts, personal information, and photos. Only allow friends to see your profile information.
- Be cautious of friend requests: Only accept friend requests from people you know in real life. Fake profiles are a common tactic used by scammers to gain access to your information.
- Keep your personal information private: Avoid sharing your phone number, address, and other personal information on your profile.
- Don’t overshare: Be careful what you post on Facebook, especially sensitive information or embarrassing photos that can be used against you.
- Avoid clicking on suspicious links: Be cautious of links sent to you in messages or comments. Hackers use these to install malware (#ad) on your computer or steal your login information.
- Don’t engage with spam: Ignore spam messages or friend requests, and report any suspicious activity to Facebook.
- Block users who make you feel uncomfortable: If someone is harassing or bullying you, don’t hesitate to block them.
- Report abusive content: If you come across abusive or inappropriate content, report it to Facebook.
- Log out when using public computers: Always log out of Facebook when using a public computer, like at a library or internet cafe.
- Use two-factor authentication: Set up two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security to your account. This requires a code sent to your phone or email in addition to your password to log in. Stop
Legal disclaimer: These tips are not a guarantee of safety on Facebook and do not replace common sense and good judgment. Always be cautious when using the internet and social media.