Complete all the steps below and then mark it as complete
Cyber criminals use social media to gather our personal data so they can then commit identity theft and fraud against us. We must tighten the privacy and security settings to ensure that only our connections have access to our profiles.
Follow the instructions in the video below step by step. If you prefer written instructions, these can be found below.
1. Review privacy settings for all social media sites you (and your kids) have.
2. Disable smartphone geotagging on photos.
3. Review historic posts (photos, videos and comments) for sensitive info.
4. Following some simple rules to stay safe.
a. Go to your privacy settings ensure these are tight enough. Ensure you perform the following;
a. Most smartphones attach the GPS co- ordinates to our photos allowing people to find out where we live, work, play, etc.
a. Use the built-in review tools on sites like Facebook to remove any compromising or sensitive information you’ve posted in the past.
E.g. Facebook > Privacy Settings and Tools > Review all your posts and photos/ videos you’re tagged in.
b. Request removal/delete anything that might be inappropriate or sensitive, for example;
Dates of birth, financial information, mobile/landline telephone numbers, home town, relationship status, school/work locations, graduation dates, pet names and other interests and hobbies, or sensitive ‘personal’ media.
a. Do not over-share. Never post (even in private messages) any of the aforementioned information online.
b. Only accept friend requests on social media sites from people you know in real life.
c. When creating new profiles on social media;