10 Things To Avoid Putting Up On Facebook
Facebook is a virtual world where we meet several people almost on a daily basis and connect with them from any part of the world. This is actually a good thing as it has helped the world become a global village and people can send and receive messages to friends and loved ones in any part of the world in real time. While connecting is a good thing, you should be wise on how to do it in order to prevent stalkers and unwanted attention. Nigerian Infopedia brings to you ten things that you should never allow on your Facebook.
10 Things To Prevent On Facebook
1. Photographs of Your Children
While it might seem cute, putting up photographs of your young ones could expose them to paedophiles. Also, what type of information or pictures would your children want to see about themselves online at a later date?
2. Phone Number
Your privacy is important, so unless you have a phone number for business purposes, putting up your personal number online could lead to unnecessary phone calls, stalking or even being exposed to scammers.
There are location services on Android or iPhones, which means that many people know where you live including those that may wish to harm you. Please turn off your location.
4. Too Many Friends
Having 4000+ friends on Facebook, when in reality, you only know about 100 is exposing yourself to a lot of unwanted information and interaction. You should definitely prune your friend list, except for businesses.
5. Where Your Child/Family Member Goes To School
Do not put the name of your child’s school on Facebook. Frequent offenders are prowling the internet for such information that might put your child at risk.
6. Your Boss
We have heard of people losing their jobs because of Facebook posts. While you should be careful of what you post, maybe you should remove your boss, to avoid unnecessary hassle.
7. Relationship Status
Your relationships are better kept private. It may not work out, and the consequent change from “in a relationship” to “single” will make you feel worse than you already do. You should also know that not everyone is genuinely happy for you so keep your relationship as private as possible.
8. When You Are Going On Holiday
Putting your holiday plans on Facebook is not a good idea. Burglars can choose that time to rob your house.
9. ATM Card Pictures
This is never a good idea as the number on your card can be used to defraud you.
10. Boarding Pass Pictures
Taking a photo of your boarding pass, is a way to show off. But it could have serious consequences, the barcode on your boarding pass is unique to you, and can be used to find the information you gave to the flight company.
Be wise, be security conscious, be careful.