From Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and Snapchat, social media has quickly become a part of our daily lives. These sites can be a great way to network, keep up with friends and family, and follow your favorite celebrities. Unfortunately, however, the rise of social media has led to a whole new set of challenges, like cyberbullying and identity theft. Thankfully, by practicing common sense while on social media, you can help to protect yourself and keep your online profiles an easy and fun place to connect.
Here are a few ways you can help to protect yourself on social media:
- Take advantage of each site’s privacy settings, which often allow you to directly manage who has access to what you post.
- Be mindful of what information you share. As a general rule, less is more. Personal information including your address and phone number is best kept off your social media profiles.
- Remember that once you post something, it can’t be taken back – even if you delete the post entirely. Many employers today use the Internet to learn more about potential employees, so if you wouldn’t want your boss to see it, it probably doesn’t belong on your social media profile.
- Create strong, unique passwords for every account. Using a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols helps to ensure that your passwords won’t be easily guessed!
These tips are just a few ways to practice good social media habits to protect yourself – and your online reputation – from potential dangers, so you can worry less and enjoy life more at our Alachua, FL, apartments. After all, with our spacious floorplans and luxurious community amenities like the community pool, clubhouse, and surround-sound theater, what’s there to be stressed out about? To learn more about life at One 51 Place, contact us today or stop by the leasing office to take a personal tour.